ALBANY – House GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik and NYGOP Chair Ed Cox today released the following joint statement in response to the New York State Court of Appeals’ decision in Hoffman v. New York State Independent Redistricting Commission:
“The Court’s decision today is plainly wrong on the Constitution and the law. In their relentless pursuit of power at all costs, corrupt Democrats in Albany and Washington have politicized the Court of Appeals. Its once esteemed reputation is in tatters.
“This outcome was preordained by Democrats’ unjustified opposition to Justice Hector LaSalle and the suspicious recusal of Judge Caitlin Halligan.
“The decision today opens the door for Democrats to rig our Congressional district lines so that elections are decided not by the voters, but by politicians in a back room.
“New York Republicans will not give up the fight against gerrymandering and for free and fair elections. The people of New York deserve better than this.”