ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT LETTER AND PETITION URGES AG LETITIA JAMES TO JOIN NATIONAL EFFORT FOR BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO CHINA’S ROLE IN THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I-New Windsor) today sent a letter to Attorney General Letitia James urging her to join 18 other State Attorneys General who have launched a national effort requesting a bipartisan Congressional investigation into China’s role in the spread of COVID-19.
The letter follows a petition launched by Schmitt over the weekend urging Attorney General James to join the national effort for a bipartisan investigation.
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt stated, “As New York’s chief legal officer Attorney General James has a responsibility to join with her colleagues from across the country to secure a bipartisan congressional investigation into China’s role in the spread of COVID-19.
No state has been as negatively and profoundly impacted by COVID-19 as New York has been. We have lost over 22,000 New Yorkers to the disease and the Comptroller has confirmed we are $8.2 Billion off the executives budget estimate for April 2020 tax receipts. The human and financial toll of COVID-19 on New York is unprecedented.
Attorney General James must join with her colleagues calling on both the Republican and Democratic leadership in Congress to begin an investigation into the communist Chinese Government and their role in the COVID-19 pandemic.
I formally request that Attorney General James join this national effort on behalf of New York State to hold China accountable.”
Copy of letter attached.
Colin Schmitt is committed to public service. Colin is a member of the U.S. Army National Guard and Assemblyman for the 99th NYS Assembly District which includes the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County and The Towns of Wawayanda, Goshen, Hamptonburgh, Chester, Blooming Grove, New Windsor, Cornwall, Highlands and Woodbury in Orange County. Colin lives in the Town of New Windsor with his wife Nikki and their beloved adopted Catahoula puppy Quincy!