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Statement from Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt

In response to Governor Hochul and Attorney General James’ Press Conference

Today’s press conference by Governor Hochul and Attorney General Letitia James announcing additional resources to address the state’s rampant crime wave is an Election Day “Hail Mary.” These resources and more should already be in place. These statements also display a total failure of leadership and are insulting to millions of New Yorkers who fear for their safety. Dismissing news stories about violence against innocent people as being the product of “human emotion” and suggesting there is a difference between “real facts” and “people’s fears” is more evidence that they don’t take the issue seriously.



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