MUST WATCH…Why are Dems in trouble in NY Gov? This attitude toward crime and safety
Zeldin: She still hasn't talked about locking up anyone committing any crimes
Hochul: Anyone who commits a crime under our laws…has consequences…I don't know why that's so important to you pic.twitter.com/uO3Vkf83OC
— Jesse Hunt (@JJHunt10) October 25, 2022
There were some really bad debates tonight. And while Gov. Hochul took a back seat to Lt. Gov. Fetterman, she didn’t have a stroke, the New York boss just showed why she’s so tone deaf and unpopular.
Gov. Hochul kept trying to talk about gun control, abortion and Trump, instead of addressing the issues New Yorkers actually care about, and Lee Zeldin kept pressing her. Push someone enough in a debate and they may deviate from their memorized talking points and say something monumentally stupid that is bound to haunt them even if they survive the election.
Gov. Kathy Hochul stunningly said she didn’t know why it’s “so important” to lock up criminals when confronted by Republican challenger Lee Zeldin over the state’s controversial bail reform law during their first and only debate Tuesday night.
Zeldin, who’s pledged to declare a crime emergency and suspend cashless bail if elected, brought up the issue midway through the televised face-off.
“My opponent thinks that right now there’s a polio emergency going on but there’s not a crime emergency — different priorities than I’m hearing from people right now,” the outgoing congressman from Long Island said.
“They’re not being represented from this governor — who still, to this moment…hasn’t talked about locking up anyone committing any crimes.”
Hochul responded by saying, “Anyone who commits a crime, under our laws, especially with the changes we made to bail, has consequences.
“I don’t know why that’s so important to you,” the incumbent Democrat added.
That’s gonna launch a whole lot of ads.
While Hochul tried to claim that she walks New York City streets (she doesn’t) and feels the pain of crime victims (she doesn’t), the bottom line is that the crime wave is due to the pro-crime policies of her old predatory boss which she has pledged to carry on. That means no bail and immediate releases for criminals so they can attack people all over again.
Going into this election, Hochul decided to euphemistically change convicts to “incarcerated individuals” and refused to lock up criminals.
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday rejected renewed calls to give judges new powers to keep pre-trial suspects behind bars, delivering a potential setback to a key part of Mayor Eric Adams’ new plan to tackle gun violence.
“I will absolutely stand behind the fundamental premise on why we needed bail reform in the first place.”
All of that’s bad, but “I don’t know why that’s so important to you,” is the kind of out-of-touch bad that destroys a politician’s image and ends political careers.