Friend Rejects Assembly Majority Bill Which Extends Governor’s Special Powers

Statement from Assemblyman Christopher S. Friend (R,C,I-Big Flats) on his rejection of Assembly Majority bill A.5967

“Assembly Majority need to come clean – the bill they claim strips the governor of his emergency powers actually extends it for as long as he sees fit. They have been lying to the press, New Yorkers and themselves, taking a victory lap on what is essentially a contract extension for a man who clearly has not earned the trust given to him. We have been lied to about nursing homes, with him and his staff actively covering up the data, and one of his sexual harassment victims tearfully recounting her fear from his advances just last night on national news. What more does the Majority need to hold him accountable?”