How Many of New York’s Electric Crews Are Still in Puerto Rico, Governor Cuomo?




Once Again Cuomo is Putting Presidential Ambitions Ahead of New Yorkers


New York–March 6th…As 80,000 New Yorkers are still without electricity following last week’s Nor’easter and with another major storm approaching, the New York GOP demanded Governor Cuomo reveal how many of New York’s electric crews are still in Puerto Rico.


With much fanfare designed to put him in the national spotlight for a 2020 presidential run, Cuomo directed New York resources and personnel to Puerto Rico and announced a “plan to transform Puerto Rico’s electric power grid” following Hurricane Maria.


Earlier today, Cuomo refused to answer how many resources were currently deployed in Puerto Rico, hurting the storm response here in New York. True to form, he is now attempting to distract from his own failures by calling for an investigation into the power companies for their slow response and remaining 80,000 outages.


“Once again, Andrew Cuomo is putting his presidential ambitions above the needs of New Yorkers,” said NYGOP Chariman Ed Cox. “That 80,000 homes here in New York–including those with seniors and children–are still without power while our electric crews have been sent to bolster his national image is unconscionable. New Yorkers have an absolute right to know exactly what resources are in Puerto Rico and Governor Cuomo must answer the question.”


Chairman Cox concluded, “The only investigation that’s needed right now is into Governor Cuomo’s repeated mishandling of state resources for his political gain.”



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