NY Gov. Hochul Doesn’t Know Why Putting Criminals in Jail is ‘So Important’ to Challenger Lee Zeldin
Could it be that Zeldin knows the importance of keeping New Yorkers safe?
In the race for governor of New York, Republican Lee Zeldin has been hammering Democrat Kathy Hochul on crime and it has been working.
Last night, during their only debate, Zeldin kept up the pressure on this issue and it led to one of those definitive debate moments that people remember.
This is when Hochul lost the debate.
The New York Post reports:
‘Don’t know why that’s so important’: Hochul baffled when Zeldin talks jailing criminals during NY gov debate
Gov. Kathy Hochul stunningly said she didn’t know why it’s “so important” to lock up criminals when confronted by Republican challenger Lee Zeldin over the state’s controversial bail reform law during their first and only debate Tuesday night.
Zeldin, who’s pledged to declare a crime emergency and suspend cashless bail if elected, brought up the issue midway through the televised face-off.
“My opponent thinks that right now there’s a polio emergency going on but there’s not a crime emergency — different priorities than I’m hearing from people right now,” the outgoing congressman from Long Island said.
“They’re not being represented from this governor — who still, to this moment…hasn’t talked about locking up anyone committing any crimes.”
Hochul responded by saying, “Anyone who commits a crime, under our laws, especially with the changes we made to bail, has consequences.
“I don’t know why that’s so important to you,” the incumbent Democrat added. “All I know is that we could do more.”
Here’s the video:
.@leezeldin: "She still hasn’t talked about locking up anyone committing any crimes.”
Democrat Kathy Hochul: "I don’t know why that’s so important to you.” pic.twitter.com/Cz6VTMSQzk
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 26, 2022
This moment is also worth mentioning.
Lee Zeldin: "Why does New York lead the entire nation in population loss? Because their wallets, their safety, their freedom, and the quality of their kids' education are under attack." pic.twitter.com/nLvvcc9qC6
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) October 26, 2022
Zeldin got plenty of praise for his debate performance.
Lee Zeldin had the most impressive showing tonight in all of the debates.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 26, 2022
I’m exhausted. It’s been hard. But we are going to elect Lee Zeldin and save New York.
— David Marcus (@BlueBoxDave) October 26, 2022
Lee Zeldin is absolutely crushing Kathy Hochul in the NY Governors race debate #nydebate
— Ashley St. Clair (@stclairashley) October 25, 2022
If you’re from New York State tune in to the @leezeldin Kathy Hochul gubernatorial debate and see for yourself why you clearly can’t vote democrat this year.
Listen to how out of touch she is and how little she cares about the things that matter to you and your family.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 26, 2022
. @LeeZeldin won the NY Gubernatorial debate tonight and will be the next Governor of New York.
The Empire State Restoration will begin on January 1.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 26, 2022
If Zeldin doesn’t win this election, it certainly won’t be for lack of trying.
He has worked extremely hard to earn the votes of New Yorkers.
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