Andrew Giuliani rips Cuomo, defund the police in campaign video

Andrew Giuliani formally kicked off his Republican campaign for governor by unveiling a video ripping into embattled three-term Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The video also mocks Mayor de Blasio and fellow progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and criticizes the defund the police motion.

Giuliani, 35, the son of former Mayor Rudy Giiuliani, begins the video by paying homage to New York landmarks together with the Statue of LIberty, the Montauk Lighthouse and Niagara Falls.

He praises the historical past of New Yorkers making “the impossible possible” however stated the state is now “facing turbulent times.”

The video then pans to photos and photographs of de Blasio, Ocasio-Cortez earlier than slamming Cuomo.

“At the first sign of problems, they shut us down,” says Giuliani, who served as a White House aide to former President Donald Trump. “They quarantined healthy people.”

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Andrew Giuliani launched his campaign for governor with a video bashing Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The video then reveals the USS Comfort hospital ship that Trump despatched to New York harbor final yr to assist New York deal with sufferers throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

“They asked for help and when it comes they don’t use it,” he stated, mirroring criticism that Trump leveled at Cuomo final yr.

Giuliani then refers to the Cuomo administration’s controversial since-rescinded coverage of requiring nursing properties to simply accept recovering COVID sufferers discharged from hospitals and reveals video of Cuomo accepting an Emmy Award for his press conferences throughout the early phases of the disaster.

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Andrew Giuliani, the son of Rudy Giuliani, introduced his run for New York governor on May 18, 2021.

“They sent the sick to infect the elderly,” Giuliani says.

The video then cuts to Cuomo saying “but who cares” the place nursing residence residents had been recorded as dying — in a nursing residence or a hospital. “They died.”

“And then they covered it up,” Giuliani stated, referring to Cuomo’s undercounting of nursing residence resident deaths.

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Andrew Giuliani refers to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing residence scandal in the video.
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He accused Democrats of hypocrisy in terms of ladies’s rights.

“They promoted women’s rights. But they exploit and harass them,” Giuliani stated, whereas displaying photos of Cuomo’s accusers.

Giuliani, like his father, stated he can be the legislation and order candidate and painted Democrats as comfortable on crime and extra involved about defendants’ rights.

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Andrew Giuliani criticizes the defund the police motion.
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“Defund the police. Let criminals run. Keeping children out of college. And all the whereas elevating taxes.

Giuliani is proven strolling in Times Square with a police precinct behind him and vowing to supervise New York’s “greatest comeback ever.”

In an interview with The Post posted early Tuesday, Giuliani likened a race between him and Cuomo to the well-known 1971 heavy weight boxing combat between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier at Madison Square Garden.

But Giuliani first has to win a Republican main to grow to be the GOP nominee to face off towards Cuomo or one other Democrat.

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Andrew Giuliani praises the historical past of New Yorkers making “the impossible possible” in his video.

(He additionally weighed in on his notorious portrayal by the late Chris Farley on “SNL” in the ’90s, when he was a baby.)

Giuliani will face resistance as a lot of the state’s county Republican and conservative celebration leaders have already endorsed Long Island Congressman Lee Zeldin for governor. Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino can be operating.

The Staten Island Republican Party — lengthy a stronghold for dad Rudy Giuliani’s campaigns for mayor — is backing Zeldin.

Rep. Nicole Malliotakis — the most influential Republican in the borough — endorsed Zeldin.

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Andrew Giuliani begins the video by paying homage to New York landmarks.

“Lee has gained significant traction in both fundraising and has consolidated Republican and Conservative party support. We must unite to defeat Cuomo and save our state,” Malliotakis stated.

But state GOP chairman Nick Langworthy welcomed Guliani’s entry into the race.

“Rudy will forever be known as the man who transformed New York City, and Andrew can be the one to do it statewide,” Langworthy stated.

“New York is broken and in need of the type of overhaul that the Giuliani administration ushered in during the 1990’s. The corruption, deadly mismanagement, and incompetence of the Cuomo administration has energized our party from the ground up, as evidenced by the number of accomplished New Yorkers who have stepped forward to run. We look forward to a spirited discussion about who can best move our state forward, but one thing is certain: we are united in our shared mission to save our state.”

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Andrew Giuliani’s video additionally mocks Mayor de Blasio and progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Meanwhile, GOP guide Rob Cole, who served as a high aide to former three-term Republican Gov. George Pataki, stated, “I think Andrew’s got a good shot at winning the nomination. The Giuliani name is solid among Republicans in New York. He will be a strong force for the nomination. He’s a very likable guy.”

Cuomo had no speedy remark.

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