Statement from NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy on Today’s Siena Poll Showing
Cuomo’s Lowest Ever Favorability and Job Performance Numbers
August 5, 2019… “Cuomo’s rampant corruption, incompetence and mismanagement have finally caught up to him and his failed administration is on life support. Today’s Siena poll also confirms what we’re hearing in every corner of the state: one-party Democrat rule is too extreme and putting New York on the wrong track.
“Cuomo and his fellow Democrats defied the will of the people by ramming through their unlawful policy of giving driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants and they are going to pay the price on Election Day. Republicans are offering New Yorkers balance and commonsense alternatives that puts the hardworking taxpayers of this state first.”
NYGOP CHAIRMAN NICK LANGWORTHY ANNOUNCES
NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR
Brielle Appelbaum Brings Deep National Network to
Spearhead Fundraising Operation
New York, NY–August 5th…The New York Republican Party today announced national fundraiser Brielle Appelbaum of Inspire Capital and Development, LLC, has been appointed as finance director to lead the Party’s fundraising operation across the state.
Ms. Appelbaum, who will be based in New York City, founded Inspire Capital and Development in 2018. She most recently served as finance director for West Virginia AG Patrick Morrissey’s U.S. Senate race, one of the most competitive races of the 2018 midterms. Brielle has also held a top fundraising position with the national Republican Attorney General Association (RAGA) and as executive director of the Conservative Leadership Project, a South Carolina-based 501 (C4).
“We’re thrilled to welcome Brielle Appelbaum to the New York Republican Party as our new finance director,” said Chairman Nick Langworthy. “Brielle brings an incredible wealth of knowledge and contacts from across the country. She is an invaluable addition to the dynamic team we are assembling to Rebuild, Retool and Revitalize the Republican Party in the State of New York.”
“It’s a new era for the New York Republican Party and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of it,” said Brielle Appelbaum. “Chairman Langworthy brings a fresh energy and approach to a state that is desperate for strong and vibrant Republican leadership. He has a winning vision and I look forward to working to ensure we have the resources we need to execute it.”
New York, NY–August 1, 2019…NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy released the following statement in response to revelations
de Blasio’s 2017 campaign for mayor was recently fined for violating state workers’ compensation, disability and paid family leave laws.
“Bill de Blasio is the quintessential ‘do as I say, not as I do’ liberal hypocrite. He has no business running for president when he can’t even properly run a mayoral campaign, let alone the City of New York. With every passing day, he further cements his legacy as a blowhard who is quick to impose rules and regulations on everyone else, while mismanaging the City into further decline.”
July 28, 2019… “On behalf of the entire New York Republican Party, we mourn the passing of our former leader, Richard M. Rosenbaum. From his humble beginnings, to his service to Monroe County, to then leading the state party under Governor Nelson Rockefeller and orchestrating his appointment as Vice President of the United States, he was a political giant who was aptly referred to as the ‘Iron Chancellor.’
“Richard left an indelible mark on New York State and our Republican Party, whose extraordinary political talents will be remarked upon for generations to come. On behalf of the entire New York Republican State Committee, Erin and I offer our deepest condolences to the entire Rosenbaum family.”
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Langworthy Blasts Cuomo Appointment of Democrat Party Boss to Taxpayer-Funded Elections Commission
Beware taxpayers: Corrupt Cuomo is once again corrupting a
so-called “anti-corruption” tool
Albany, NY–July 8th….New York Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy today blasted Governor Cuomo for appointing his handpicked state Democrat Party boss Jay Jacobs to the commission charged with dictating the rules for the newly-adopted campaign public financing system, calling this another attempt to legalize rigged elections in the name of reform.
Langworthy noted the announcement was made in a typical holiday unwanted news dump as New Yorkers were checking out for the Fourth of July holiday in an attempt to distract voters from the obvious conflict of interest.
Cuomo has a long history of abusing so-called anti-corruption tools, starting with his shuttering of the Moreland Commission when it began investigating him and the establishment of JCOPE, which he has controlled to protect himself and his allies from corruption investigations while using it to go after political enemies. Langworthy blasted Jacobs’ appointment for handing Cuomo another tool to abuse his power at taxpayer expense.
“Everything Andrew Cuomo touches becomes corrupted and now he wants to use his handpicked hired gun to dictate how taxpayers are forced to fund elections,” said NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. “This is an egregious conflict of interest that is another attempt to legalize rigged elections and elect Democrats, not root out corruption. The best way to rid New York of corruption in politics is to rid New York of Andrew Cuomo.”
NYGOP Renews Call for de Blasio Resignation;
Asks New Yorkers to Join by Signing Petition
New York, NY–July 15, 2019…After first calling for de Blasio’s resignation in June for being an absentee mayor, the NYGOP today renewed its call and asked New Yorkers who agree to join them in signing a petition calling on him to step down.
Petition linked here.
Then-incoming State Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy and New York City Councilman Joe Borelli stood on the steps of City Hall last month warning of the detrimental impact a presidential run would have on de Blasio’s ability to fulfill his duties as mayor, especially in the case of an unexpected crisis. New York City has experienced two major incidents since de Blasio announced his presidential campaign–this past weekend’s major blackout and a June helicopter accident on the top of a midtown building. De Blasio was campaigning in Iowa during the blackout and had just returned from New Hampshire the morning of the helicopter crash. Both incidents required other officials to step in and get information to the public.
“Let’s be honest, de Blasio is not an effective mayor even when he’s in town, but his mental and physical absence for this delusional presidential campaign has resulted in a full-blown dereliction of duty,” said NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. “We’ve now encountered two major incidents he was disengaged– that by the grace of God were not worse–but required the attention of an engaged chief executive. It’s a total slap in the face to the taxpayers who pay his salary–he needs to go.”
VANCE, CUOMO IN TANGLED WEB OF CORRUPTION
Silence on Handling of Epstein Case Deafening;
Will he Call for Resignation?
New York–July 11th…It’s been several days since we learned Manhattan DA Cy Vance gave preferential treatment to serial abuser Jeffrey Epstein, yet Governor Cuomo has remained conspicuously silent.
The recent history between the two Democrats is a complicated one. The federal corruption trials of top Cuomo aide Joe Percoco revealed overwhelming evidence that state crimes were committed inside the Governor’s New York City office, over which Vance has purview. The NYGOP
filed formal complaints
with the Manhattan DA’s office outlining the clear evidence and violations, but none of the claims were investigated.
Around the same time Vance was being urged to investigate Cuomo, the Governor announced he was calling on the Attorney General to investigate Vance for his poor handling of another case involving serial abuser Harvey Weinstein that came on the same day as Nixon announced her primary challenge. Cuomo himself was being sued at the time over its handling of sexual harassment allegations against a former aide.
It was later revealed
Cuomo stalled on filing the appropriate paperwork to mandate the investigation and then ordered
it be suspended just days after receiving a $25,000 contribution from Weinstein’s former lawyer. Cuomo was also the last elected official in the country to return tens of thousands in donations from Weinstein.
“Cy Vance covered up Cuomo’s crimes and now he’s repaying the favor by refusing to criticize him,” said Chairman Langworthy. “Their tangled web of corruption has left a stain on the rule of law and our state. They should both be kicked out of office.”
Statement from NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy on
Governor Cuomo Signing the “Trump Tax Bill”
July 8, 2019… “This law is nothing more than presidential harassment. Today Andrew Cuomo and Albany Democrats are using it to go after President Trump, but tomorrow it could be any New Yorker. It will never stand up in the courts and they will once again be exposed for wasting precious taxpayer resources on their never-ending partisan witch hunt.”
Statement from Incoming NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy on Queens District Attorney Election Results
June 26, 2019…“It’s official: the New York Democrat Party is now the party of extreme radicals led by AOC, Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Socialists of America.
“Tiffany Caban’s election should send shivers down the spine of every commonsense New Yorker who believes in civil obedience and the rule of law.
“While she proudly ushers in a new era of lawlessness that protects criminals, law-abiding taxpayers will have no voice and no justice. Her dangerous policies will send Queens on a path back to the bad old days and New York Republicans will be there, once again, to clean up the disaster.”
Joint Statement from NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox and Incoming NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy on President Trump’s
Reelection Campaign Kick-Off
June 18, 2019… “Tonight marks the beginning of the fight for the future of America. In just two short years, President Trump has achieved historic results for the American people and delivered spectacularly on his promise for a national economic resurgence. The choice for America and New York is clear: we cannot allow Democrats to achieve their socialist agenda that will bankrupt our country and have the government control every aspect of our lives. New York Republicans are ready, organized and energized as ever to help give President Trump another four years to continue making America great.”