Chairman Kassar’s weekly wrap up discusses Governor Cuomo’s imbroglio, the COVID-19 relief bill and Sen. Schumer’s eroding numbers.

The Walls Are Closing in On Governor Cuomo

More startling allegations were made this week by former Congressional candidate and aide to Governor Cuomo, Lindsey Boylan, charging the Governor with sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct.

Boylan wrote about her experience working for the Governor Wednesday and went into very disturbing detail. Boylan gave specific instances of Cuomo engaging in inappropriate workplace behavior saying “the Governor would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs.”

In another instance Cuomo suggested he and Boylan engage in a game of “strip poker” as they traveled together to an event. Finally, Boylan charges the Governor with kissing her during a one-on-one meeting.

This new information coming from the very credible Boylan is extremely disturbing and further adds the proof that the Governor is no longer fit to lead the state of New York. His nursing home order, followed by the subsequent cover up of deaths, lies and now these sexual harassment allegations have earned him a much-deserved federal investigation.

The people of New York deserve accountability and answers, instead of providing that, Cuomo has set out to hire more staff members to handle his “messaging.” More taxpayer dollars spent on hiring staff members to cover up for his transgressions is appalling, but not surprising.

For almost a year, the Conservative Party has been questioning the Governor’s handling of this crisis. It was clear from early on; the administration was willing to use the pandemic as a political tool for self-promotion and false praise. Thankfully, Congresswomen Elise Stefanik and Nicole Malliotakis, who called for an investigation nine months ago, ere on our side calling for the truth.

Assembly Republicans have begun to take the first steps into an impeachment trial of Governor Cuomo, a move that has gained the support of many prominent Democrats, including Queens Assemblyman Ron Kim, who himself charged the Governor with threatening his career last week.

COVID-19 Relief Transforms into Democratic Wishlist

The American Rescue Plan is nothing but a pork filled Democratic wish list that provides billions in foreign aid and leaves Americans stranded and eventually on the hook for the bill.

Auditors at cite numerous examples of what they consider to be suspicious spending, including: $1.5 million for Chuck Schumer and the Seaway International Bridge connecting New York to Canada; $112 million for Nancy Pelosi and BART; $50 million for family planning groups such as Planned Parenthood; $852 million for civic volunteer agencies such as AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps Vista, and the National Senior Service Corps; and $470 million for libraries, museums, arts and humanities agencies.

This is not COVID relief, this is theft of American taxpayer money. Only 9% of the $1.9 trillion goes to public health, only 1% to vaccine, and 95% of the money allocated for schools in this bill is not eligible to be spent until 2022. Meanwhile, about $500 billion from the last relief bills remains unspent and unobligated.

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis said on Inside City Hall with NY1 political anchor Bobby Cuza. “This bill, unfortunately, has so much unrelated stuff in there that has made the bill so expensive, and it doesn’t just focus on the tailored needs of our communities.” The Congresswoman also points out that this bill could come at a cost of $15,000 per American household to pay for Biden’s pork filled package.

Relief packages should be about just that, relief. We all understand the need to help Americans who have been affected by this pandemic at no fault of their own, but now is not the time to spend money we simply don’t have on things, nor provide relief for COVID-19.

Schumer’s Numbers Erode

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s approval rating among his New York constituents has hit a two-decade year low. Senator Schumer recorded his highest-ever “poor” rating according to a new Marist Poll.

Schumer gets an “excellent” or “good” rating from just 41% of New York registered voters, according to the poll released Tuesday. Good for the second-lowest of his Senate career. Nearly 30% of the respondents believe he is doing a “poor job.”

This is unwelcomed news for the Senator who is up for re-election next year and it is rumored that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is preparing a potential run against him. Amongst young voters, a key constituency for Ocasio-Cortez, 58% believed Schumer was doing a poor job.

The poll was not much kinder to Senator Gillibrand who also saw her numbers take a hit statewide.

While Senators Schumer and Gillibrand worked to build national profiles, they neglected to do their jobs at home.  They have both become two comfortable, taking their large Democratic voting bloc in New York City for granted and ignored them while on a quest for self-fulfillment.

Perhaps these new polls will remind the two Senators they work for New York State and all politics are local.

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