Gubernatorial hopeful Lee Zeldin slammed Gov. Kathy Hochul as “hypocritical” after she promoted New York’s new electrical car mandate — citing her frequent journeys throughout the state in gas-guzzling helicopters.
Zeldin took the shot on the governor after she posted a video to social media of herself driving an electrical automotive Thursday as a part of her announcement of the state’s new regulation requiring all new automobiles to emit zero emissions by 2035.
“The governor posted on social media an hour in the past an image of her and a few electrical car, as if she’s not flying a aircraft or a helicopter to go to that press convention and driving her huge black suburban to get her from the airport to the place she then will get into the electrical car,” Zeldin mentioned on John Catsimatidis’ Friday night time radio present.
“I simply really feel like there’s simply a number of hypocrisy right here on this explicit matter.”
Data beforehand obtained by The Submit revealed Hochul traveled in state helicopters or planes a whopping 140 occasions within the first seven months since she took workplace final August.
New York’s bold zero-emissions mandate got here after California adopted comparable guidelines final month car emissions guidelines final month, that are stricter than the federal customary.
When requested throughout Friday’s “Cats at Evening Present” interview if New York Democrats have misplaced their thoughts in supporting such a invoice, Zeldin responded, “they’ve, really. They’ve.”
The Republican congressman mentioned New York is dropping out on the chance to be energy-independent by banning “protected extraction of pure gasoline.” Eradicating the ban would convey down power prices and create new jobs, Zeldin mentioned.
“We’re all pro-environment,” mentioned Zeldin.
Hochul’s workplace declined to touch upon Zeldin’s remarks.
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