Lee Zeldin Votes to Defund the Police, Calls $2.9 Million Investment in NYPD “Crap I Don’t Support”
New York GOP gubernatorial candidate Rep. Lee Zeldin voted against a spending package in the House that included $2.9 million in funding for NYPD.
The spending package, which passed the House, will include funding for NYPD to help acquire new forensic equipment, PPE, and fund the department’s K9 unit. Despite this, Zeldin voted against the package and called it “a monster bill loaded with way too much crap I don’t support.”
Apparently, one piece of “crap” is funding law enforcement. Zeldin has previously slammed “the movement to defund the police” saying it “erodes our public safety.” Yet, his vote against the House spending bill did exactly that.
Meanwhile, Gov. Hochul is following through on her promise to make communities safer for New Yorkers. She’s cracked down on gun violence, building critical partnerships to keep illegal guns off New York streets.
“Lee Zeldin has talked a big game on making communities safer, but this vote shows he won’t put his money where his mouth is,” said DGA Communications Director David Turner. “He’s proven to New Yorkers that he can’t be trusted to provide tangible solutions to public safety. Instead, Zeldin puts his political agenda over the needs of the people in his state.”