Statement from NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox on the Cuomo-de Blasio Congestion Pricing Scheme
February 26, 2019
“Cuomo’s congestion pricing scheme is just another tax on overburdened New Yorkers who are already being nickeled and dimed to death. Governor Cuomo has wasted billions on his corrupt publicity projects while ignoring the growing MTA crisis and now is trying to cover up that mismanagement by taxing New Yorkers and rushing through legalized marijuana for the sake of its revenues, despite mounting evidence of health and public safety concerns.”
Statement from NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox on Amazon Pulling Out of New York
February 14, 2019… “Amazon pulling out of New York is an unfortunate result of the poor leadership and bad economic policies of this state. It should have come as no surprise that this deal, driven in secret by Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio, which offered billions in corporate welfare and other perks, was met with concern and opposition when it was rammed down everyone’s throats. If New York didn’t have one of the worst business climates in the country, we would have been able to attract Amazon– and many other companies– on the merits of our economy. Until we have a governor and legislature who are serious about reversing the state’s economic decline and making us competitive again, we are going to continue to lose jobs and people to other states. This should be a huge wake-up call.”
Statement from NYGOP Chairman Cox on JCOPE Dropping Appeal to Article 78 Ruling
January 31, 2019
“Today’s sudden development that JCOPE is now dropping its appeal under a new admission that they allegedly already took a vote on investigating the clear crimes committed by Governor Cuomo and his top aide demands immediate answers, such as when the alleged vote was taken and why they misled the court. Why did they request an extension from the court and me to conduct a meeting they already had?
JCOPE’s actions, despite hard evidence, including sworn testimony from the federal Percoco trial, to continuously protect Governor Cuomo from prosecution have been nothing short of corrupt. They are making a mockery of our legal system and we will not rest until justice has been served.”
Statement from NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox on Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long’s Retirement Announcement
“For his entire political career and for more than 30 years as Chairman of New York’s Conservative Party, Mike Long has served as an indefatigable champion of conservative principles. A true Marine, Mike Long’s determination, grit and integrity served as a guiding light for a generation of conservative, and indeed many other, New Yorkers. I am proud to have served alongside him and count him as a trusted mentor and loyal friend. In all matters his word was his bond. I wish him all the best in this new chapter of his life with Eileen, and I trust they will enjoy more time with their family and many grandchildren.”
Statement from NYGOP Chairman Cox on JCOPE Filing Appeal to Block Vote on Cuomo Corruption
January 25, 2019… “JCOPE’s 11th hour appeal is a last-ditch attempt to block the judge’s ruling on our Article 78 lawsuit requiring them to adhere to their governing laws and take a vote on whether to investigate the clear crimes committed by Governor Cuomo and his closest confidante and campaign manager Joe Percoco. Every day that passes, JCOPE is proving itself to be brazenly beholden creature of the Governor, not dedicated to protecting the people of New York.
“We will seek to block the automatic stay triggered by the appeal, and request an expedited process. JCOPE’s stall tactics, refusal to follow the law and blatant disregard of evidence, all in an attempt to protect the Governor, sends another chilling message that he is above the law.”
Statement from NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox on Kirsten Gillibrand’s Announcement to Run for President
January 15, 2018
“It was only three months ago during her debate with GOP candidate Chele Farley that Kirsten Gillibrand point-blank lied to New Yorkers that she would fulfill her term if re-elected. In her lackluster career as an elected official, she has demonstrated a disturbing disregard for the truth and principled positions in the name of self-serving personal advancement. If she treats her current constituents with such disrespect, we shudder to think what she’d do to the nation.”
December 19, 2018
on our Article 78 lawsuit forces JCOPE to live up to their legal obligations, which they apparently have been ignoring because they are controlled by Governor Cuomo. It is clear from sworn testimony and hard evidence there is little doubt that Cuomo committed the crime of abusing state resources for personal and political gain.
“Every New Yorker should be deeply alarmed by the notion that the legal body responsible for rooting out corruption is beholden to the Governor and apparently broke its own laws to cover up his crimes.
“We are pleased with the judge’s decision, but it never should have come to this, particularly during an election year when the public had a right to know. We will not rest until there is justice and a truly independent ethics body that will go after corruption without fear or favor, no matter where it leads.”
December 1, 2018… “We mourn the passing of former President George H.W. Bush. He was a gentleman and a patriot, who mission by successive mission, as a WWII Airman, Congressman, UN Ambassador, RNC Chairman, Chief U.S. Liaison Officer in China, CIA Director, Vice President and President, served his country humbly and well. He transcended politics as a role model for future generations, including with his beloved Barbara, raising two sons who also had careers of accomplishment in public life.
“America is better for his many significant achievements, especially in the foreign arena with the successful Gulf War, the peaceful end to the Cold War, the demise of the Soviet Union and the reunification of Germany. His self deprecating wit, compassion and devotion to service will cement him in history as one of our country’s exemplary leaders.
“On behalf of the entire New York Republican State Committee, we offer our deepest condolences to the Bush family.”
Statement from NYGOP Chairman Cox on DA’s Decision to Not Bring Criminal Charges Against Former Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
November 8, 2018
“The decision to not bring any criminal charges against Eric Schneiderman is an appalling miscarriage of justice. Mr. Schneiderman’s serial sexual abuse and violence against women while serving as the state’s top law enforcement officer portraying himself as a champion of the Me Too movement was a particularly egregious violation of both the law and the public’s trust. A powerful politician escaping criminal charges for his actions is not only a slap in the face to his victims, but sends a dangerous message to abusers and sets back the movement to ensure protections for women. We are cognizant of legal statutes of limitations, but it’s nonetheless outrageous Mr. Schneiderman will not be held accountable for his crimes.”
Statement from NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox on Tonight’s Election Results
November 6, 2018
“We always knew that a first-term mid-term for the party in charge of the White House would be an uphill battle, but we could not be more proud of the great slate of Republican candidates who ran hard-fought races and engaged directly with voters across the state. Our party was united behind our slate of statewide, congressional and state legislative candidates who ran on commonsense Republican principles that would jump start New York’s economy, fix our infrastructure and reform government. We suffered some tough losses, but there were bright spots with the reelection of many of our great incumbents and gaining seats in the Assembly.
“We have much work ahead, and we are as committed as ever to our principles and holding our state’s leaders accountable. Tomorrow the fight to save our state continues. “