Gov. Cuomo: Democratic Party ‘Tongue-Tied’ On Crime

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27: New York Gov Andrew Cuomo gives a daily coronavirus press conference in front of media and National Guard members at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, which is being turned into a hospital to help fight coronavirus cases on March 27, 2020 in New York City.  Cuomo will be requesting authorization for four additional hospital sites amid COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. (Photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Wednesday criticized the Democratic Party for being “tongue-tied” on crime.
  • “I don’t know why the Democrats — and this is nationwide — I don’t know why they can’t be more aggressive addressing the issue of crime,” Cuomo told radio host John Catsimatidis.
  • He accused the Democratic Party, particularly in New York state, of being afraid of the “extreme left.”
  • “It’s not just in New York though,” Cuomo said. “It’s all across the country. They are pulled by the far left. And they are afraid to say, ‘Dangerous criminals have to be in jail.’ ”

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