Republican leader of the New York House of Representatives Elise Stefanik party saidCommitment to AmericaThe Pledge will boost the Big Apple and Empire State by helping tackle crime and providing more educational opportunities for students.
In an interview with The Post on Friday, Stefanik talked about the newly announced GOP platform and listed some of its core elements. Specifically, law enforcement support and liberal prosecutor “crackdowns.”
Stefanik, the leader of the House GOP meeting representing the North Country, said, “We are committing resources to an additional 200,000 police officers across the country to counter Democrats’ calls to defund the police. We are focused on providing
Stefanik said an agenda supporting more police and Republican law enforcement would help New York City, the nation’s largest municipality, and the NYPD tackle crime.
She also said prosecutors who don’t enforce the law will face the ire of Republicans if Republicans wrest control of the House from Democrats in the next midterm elections.
“We will crack down on prosecutors and district attorneys alike. [Manhattan DA] Alvin Bragg refusing to prosecute a crime,” Stefanik said.
She said Republicans would target the controversial cashless bail law in New York to “stop bail reform from spreading to other states.”
Elsewhere, she said, parental rights and choices will be top priorities, including promoting and expanding charter schools.
“Democrats have done a fundamental disservice to children by closing schools, leading to a loss of learning during the pandemic,” she said.
“Albany Democrats have also crushed charter school expansion and parental choice.
Republicans have pledged to expand parental choice to one million more students through charter schools and homeschooling to replace traditional public schools.
Stephanik further said Republicans have the “power of subpoenas” to find out the truth about what really happened during the COVID-19 outbreak. Andrew Cuomo is Governor.