Statement from NYGOP Chairman Ed Cox on New Investigative Report Detailing Apparent Bid-Rigging and Pay-to-Play Scandal by Governor Cuomo over Long Island Airport Deal

May 23, 2019… “Once again, New Yorkers are learning of yet another apparent bid-rigging and pay-to-play operation by Governor Cuomo who gave a lucrative airport development deal in exchange for more than $600,000 in donations from his mega-donor. In a normal world, this would be considered stunning, but it is sadly business-as-usual for Andrew Cuomo, who has been ensnared in a laundry list of pay-to-play scandals that have sent several of his close associates to prison.

“In Cuomo’s New York, state government is for sale and his wealthy donors get richer on the backs of taxpayers, while millions of New Yorkers suffer under his oppressive and politically-driven economic policies that destroy jobs and industries.

“These latest revelations demand a criminal investigation, and if there is any hope of restoring New Yorkers’ trust in government, Andrew Cuomo must be held accountable.”