ASSEMBLYMAN COLIN SCHMITT: DO WE HAVE A CONGRESSMAN?
Assemblyman Colin J. Schmitt (R,C,I,LBT,SAM – New Windsor) released the following statement following the lack of action taken by Congressman Sean Maloney following news of Governor Cuomo’s criminal cover-up of COVID-19 nursing home deaths in New York:
“From one end of New York State to the other, Republican and Democratic elected officials have found common ground in their shared call for a comprehensive investigation into the Cuomo Administration’s cover-up of more than 15,000 COVID-related deaths in our nursing homes. In this rare moment of bipartisanship, members of Congress, state legislators, local elected officials, and even the Working Families Party have set ideology and party affiliation aside to demand both accountability and justice for those who lost their lives because of the Cuomo Administration’s deadly decision ordering nursing homes to accept COVID-positive patients.
“Despite the actions of Democratic members of Congress like Rep. Antonio Delgado and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and 14 Democrats in the state senate, including three representing the lower Hudson Valley, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney has remained silent. While Maloney has issued 27 Tweets relating to President Trump and impeachment, he has refused to challenge the Cuomo Administration’s criminal conduct.
“Sean Patrick Maloney is now the most brazenly partisan elected official in Washington and, in the process of completing his transformation from moderate to party denizen, he has turned his back on Hudson Valley voters and prioritized his new position leading Nancy Pelosi’s Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
“Our region needs a representative in Congress who is committed to our interests. Sean Patrick Maloney’s continued abdication of his responsibility to fight for his constituents and advocate for an honest, transparent government in both Washington and Albany represents a grave dereliction of his duty. As voters, we place our trust in the individuals we elected to represent us in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sean Patrick Maloney has violated that trust.”
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 Quincy!