New York Governor Kathy Hochul is facing opposition from a Republican competitor who is seeking to topple her from the position of governor of New York. A Democratic New York City councillor has announced his support for the Republican candidate.
Robert Holden, a councilman who represents a portion of Queens, gave his support to the U.S. According to a story in the New York Post, Rep Lee Zeldin announced his candidacy for governor on Monday, citing the city’s quality of life and problems with crime.
“Just look at the current condition of New York City and New York State: There’s mayhem in our streets, in our courts, in our jails,” Holden said, according to the newspaper. “We’re headed in the wrong direction. The handwriting is on the wall. Lee Zeldin is the best option for voters.”
According to a story from the Post, Holden and Zeldin were in City Hall in lower Manhattan, where they were accompanied by former politicians Dov Hikind of the Brooklyn Assembly and Ruben Diaz Sr. of the Bronx Council.
Last year, Democrat Kathy Hochul succeeded Republican George Pataki as Governor of New York. Andrew Cuomo has resigned from his position. Holden has criticized her for upholding COVID-19 emergency orders for months.
In response to criticism from Republicans who disagree with her approach to tackling the epidemic, Clinton said on Monday that she would allow the directives to expire.