Republican Representative Lee Zeldin has officially announced his gubernatorial campaign to oust Gov. Cuomo from office. The pro-Trump lawmaker made the announcement saying, “to save New York, Andrew Cuomo’s got to go.” Rep. Zeldin has represented the Long Island district since 2015 and fiercely defended Trump in both impeachment trials.
The Republican said that Cuomo’s seemingly endless string of scandals helped spur his decision to run for governor as well as the income tax rate in the state.
🚨🚨🚨BREAKING: I'm running for Governor of NY in 2022. To save NY, #CuomosGottaGo!
I'll bring the kind of relentless, fighting spirit towards helping to save our state that Cuomo reserves for multi-million dollar self-congratulatory book deals, cover-ups, abuse & self-dealing.
— Lee Zeldin (@leezeldin) April 8, 2021
The Hill reports:
Zeldin added that “people are fleeing,” the state due to tax rates and argued that income taxes have to be lowered.
“They want to stay — their family is here — but they can’t afford to, so they’re heading down south. On so many different levels it’s the quality of life, it’s the cost of living. And I love this state. I’m still here, you’re still here. We need to turn it around,” Zeldin said.
“I’ll bring the kind of relentless, fighting spirit towards helping to save our state that Cuomo reserves for multi-million dollar self-congratulatory book deals, cover-ups, abuse & self-dealing,” Zeldin wrote on Twitter.
“With 1-party Dem rule in NYC & Albany, the light that was a beacon of what America can be has gone dark. The NY once a magnet for the world’s best & brightest is now forcing its own to leave under the weight of crushing taxes, lost jobs, suffocating regulations, & rising crime,” Zeldin added.
News recently broke that Andrew Giuliani is also considering running for New York governor but has yet to make any formal announcement. [READ NEXT: Andrew Giuliani Eyes Unseating Cuomo in 2022 Gubernatorial Race]