Zeldin Demands Hochul Remove NYC DA

January 12, 2022

NEW YORK – Today, Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), who has been declared the presumptive nominee for Governor of New York by both the Republican and Conservative Parties, issued the following statement following Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office downgrading another felony robbery charge to a misdemeanor of petit larceny:

“The rest of us refuse to accept this as the new normal in Manhattan. Commit a robbery, threatening to stab your target with a knife, and under new Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg your charges will be reduced across the board! It’s clear Alvin Bragg sides with criminals with long rap sheets rather than law-abiding New Yorkers and law enforcement. The DA is refusing to do his job so Kathy Hochul must do hers and use her explicit constitutional authority to remove Alvin Bragg. Her pathetic silence is deafening!”