New York Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul Makes a ‘Psycho Demand’
Well, we didn’t think Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) could top her last controversial statement, but we were wrong. A few weeks ago, the governor said this while signing a bill for Holocaust education in her state, “I just want to say to the 1.77 million Jews who call New York home: Thank you for calling New York home. Don’t go anywhere or to another state. Florida is overrated. I shouldn’t say this, but look at the governor. It starts at the top down.”
But now, she is in the spotlight for telling Republicans in her state, “just jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong, okay? Get out of town. Because you do not represent our values. You are not New Yorkers.”
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul tells Republicans to "jump on a bus and head down to Florida where you belong…you are not New Yorkers" pic.twitter.com/FazoHqPAZu
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 28, 2022
She made this bombastic remark while campaigning for Pat Ryan, who eventually won Tuesday’s special election. The governor framed her statement as being the end of the era of Trump, and Zeldin and Molinaro.” Rep. Lee Zeldin is her Republican opponent for the November gubernatorial election.
It did not take Zelda long to respond, he posted a video in which he emphasized that Hochul made a “psycho demand.”
He went further saying this statement was “reason enough to toss Kathy Hochul out of office November 8” and that he’s staying in New York, where he was “born and raised.”
What a psycho demand. I’m not going anywhere @KathyHochul.
I’m a proud lifelong New Yorker who unlike you is willing to be a Governor for all New Yorkers.
If someone disagrees with me, that doesn’t mean they aren’t a New Yorker & must leave the state!https://t.co/xz48tnoOrG
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) August 23, 2022
Tim Hoefer, writing for The New York Post, said in a tweet, “Kathy Hochul’s call for 5.4M Republicans to leave New York is dangerous and disgusting.”
He talked about how their state has already lost 1.5 million residents in the past decade, “and there’s no sign of that trend letting up. In fact, more than 350,000 New Yorkers relocated during the 12 pandemic-plagued months leading up to July 1, 2021.”
Zeldin has highlighted in the past that New York leads the nation in population loss.
When Hochul was questioned about her statement, she doubled down but tried to change the narrative, “Excuse me, I’ll answer your question. OK? I referred to three individuals: Donald Trump, County Executive Molinaro, and Congressman Lee Zeldin. I spoke about three people who’s views we believe are extreme. They supported the overturning of a presidential election,” she told reporters.