Statement from NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy on NY Democrat Chairman Jacobs’ Attacks on Members of New York’s Republican Congressional Delegation
January 7, 2020
“Yesterday, New York Republicans swiftly and in no uncertain terms condemned the violence that occurred at the U.S. Capitol building. That is more than I can say for Andrew Cuomo and New York Democrats, who for months last summer, stayed silent and gently encouraged rioting, violence and destruction of cities across our state. Dangerous criminals, emboldened by Democrat policies and anti-police rhetoric were given free rein to express their ‘frustration’ while New Yorkers trembled in fear as anarchy gripped their cities. Law enforcement was under siege, businesses were burned to the ground and innocent New Yorkers became victims of violent attacks.
“Today, instead of offering gratitude that none of our duly-elected officials or their staff were harmed, Cuomo orchestrated his henchmen to attack them and further sow the seeds of division to distract from his own massive failures. Their words are hollow, cheap, and opportunistic.
“Now is the time for our country to try to heal. Our wounds are deep, but political opportunism isn’t helping anyone. New Yorkers demand better–stop the games and try to live up to their expectations.”