(RepublicanWire.org) – Appearing with MSNBC’s Al Sharton, Hochul pushed back against Republican worries about crime only days head of the midterm elections. Hochul even referred to Republican critics at one point as “master manipulators.”
“These are master manipulators. They have this conspiracy going all across America trying to convince people in Democratic states that they’re not as safe. Well guess what? They’re also not only election deniers, they’re data deniers,” she said.
The governor blasted states with less strict gun laws and blasted her opponent, Republican Lee Zeldin, for coming from Long Island, where crime has been down.
Safer spaces today, Hochul claimed, are Democratic-controlled states.
“Safer places are the Democratic states,” she said.
Crime in New York’s subway system is up by 41% as of Oct. 17, CNN reported, citing statistics from New York Police Department.
With crime on the rise nationwide, 64% of Americans blame “woke politicians” for the issue, according to a recent Harvard-Harris poll. Fifty-two percent of Democrats, 75% of Republicans and 60% of independents blamed “woke politicians” rather than “other factors” for the nation’s historic increase in crime.
Hochul has been blasted over a remark she made during a debate with Zeldin last week, when he confronted her about the skyrocketing crime in New York, and she literally said, “I don’t know why that’s so important to you”?
Meanwhile, Zeldin tweeted Sunday evening, “Just left Borough Park. It’s clearer than ever we have all of the energy and momentum on our side, we have the issues on our side, and, in 9 Days, New Yorkers are ALL IN to FIRE Kathy Hochul, TAKE BACK our streets, and SAVE our State!”
Early voting in New York started Saturday and goes through next Sunday. The election is Nov. 8.
With the election coming down to the wire, an unconstitutional infringement was caught on video showing NYPD removing Lee Zeldin signs in Brooklyn.