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Twenty-six years ago, Ronald Reagan identified the following 9 words as the most terrifying words in the English language: “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”. Recently, Kathy Hochul uttered 9 words that could be responsible for causing the Democrats to go down to defeat in New York.
It all started last October 25 when the current governor was measured in a debate against Lee Zeldin, who aspires to put her out of a job in 2023.
One of the hottest moments of the night came when it was time to talk about crime, perhaps the Republicans’ workhorse for this midterm election.
“I stated that the first day that I’m in office, I’m going to declare a crime emergency and suspend Castles Bail and these other pro criminal laws, because there is a crime emergency. My opponent thinks that right now there’s a polio emergency going on, but there’s not a crime emergency,” Zeldin said during the debate in New York.
“Different priorities that I’m hearing from people right now, they’re not being represented from this governor who still to this moment, what are we, half way through the debate?. “She still hasn’t talked about locking up anyone committing any crimes,” the Republican added.
Kathy Hochul’s controversial reply
Being clear that crime is an issue of great concern to the electorate, the governor assured that “Anyone who commits a crime, under our laws, especially with the changes made to bail, has consequences.”
However, she did not stay in the mold and seemed to be defeated by her alter ego, in the best Terry McAuliffe style when talking about fathers in the debate in front of Glenn Youngin Virginia.
“I don’t know why that’s so important to you,” Hochul added about the crime and, unbeknownst to her at the time, could have further complicated an election that seemed an easy win for Democrats.
Her response amassed hundreds of thousands of plays on social media and could well tighten the New York gubernatorial race even further, with November 8 just a week away.
Joaquín Núñez es licenciado en comunicación periodística por la Universidad Católica Argentina. Se especializa en el escenario internacional y en la política nacional norteamericana. Confeso hincha de Racing Club de Avellaneda. Contacto: [email protected] // Joaquín Núñez has a degree in journalistic communication from the Universidad Católica Argentina. He specializes in the international scene and national American politics. Confessed fan of Racing Club of Avellaneda. Contact: [email protected]