Statement From NYS Conservative Party 6/3/24

Contact: Bill O’Reilly, 212-396-9117
June 3, 2024

Two NYPD Officers Shot by Venezuelan Migrant; Statement From New York State Conservative Party Chairman Gerard Kassar

“When will New York Democrats realize that their sanctuary state policies are an unmitigated disaster? This morning, two New York City Police Officers were shot by a 19-year-old Venezuelan migrant on a scooter. They survived the shootings only by the grace of God and, in one case, a bulletproof vest. We pray for the officers’ full recovery.

“New Yorkers are being terrorized by roving gangs of illegal migrants on a daily basis, and it’s almost beyond belief that Governor Hochul doesn’t recognize the cause. New York is effectively paying illegal migrants to locate here. Just last month, Mrs. Hochul and her Democrat colleagues in Albany approved $2.4 billion in tax dollars for mostly illegal migrants, and now they’re trying to spend another billion of our tax dollars on the growing migrant population. Every dollar spent sends a message around the world: Come to New York; they pay people who break the law here.

“This morning’s shootings never should have happened. The shooter never should have been in New York in the first place. Sanctuary state policies all but pulled the trigger.”