New York Republican candidate for governor, Representative Lee Zeldin, is in a tight race against incumbent Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul and on Sunday he discussed what he hopes to do as soon as possible if he wins.
In an interview with “Sunday Morning Futures”, host Maria Bartiromo asked what Zeldin’s first 100 days in office would be like. Zeldin said his plans are much more immediate than that.
“I want to do everything possible in the first 100 minutes,” Zeldin said. “I want to have a very active day one. I just announced a couple of days ago that as soon as I take office I will declare a criminal emergency here in upstate New York, I plan to suspend New York’s cashless bail laws and some other pro-criminal laws that have been passed, forcing the legislator to come to the table to negotiate an improvement because we have to get back on our own roads. “
Zeldin also recalled how he had previously stated that his first act in office would be to remove Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
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“But it doesn’t stop there,” Zeldin said. She added that laws like the one that raised the age at which someone can be prosecuted as an adult to 18 and the newly enacted probation reforms under the Less is More Act “are hurting people.”
The Republican added later in the interview that the police “should have all the tools and resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”
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Zeldin said that if elected, people currently trying to relocate from New York due to rising crime will change their minds because they will see the city “heading in a different direction.”
Hours before the interview aired, Zeldin received enthusiastic approval from former President Donald Trump.
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“I have observed and known Congressman Lee Zeldin for many years. He is a great and brilliant attorney who was a” must “for others in Congress when they had a complex legal problem that was hampering legislation,” Trump said in a statement. post on Social Truth. The former president added that “Zeldin is a WINNER who HAS DONE THINGS”, “he will be a GREAT governor of New York and he has my full and complete support.”
In response, Hochul’s campaign said the approval “demonstrates Zeldin’s full embrace of the MAGA agenda and shows how out of touch he is with New York voters.”