A GOP turncoat who voted to impeach Donald Trump is now being recruited to run against the scandal-plagued governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo in 2022.
This story should be taken with a bit of caution, as the dubious sources cited by left-wing mainstream media outlet CNBC aren’t necessarily trustworthy. CNBC claims that “people briefed on the matter… who spoke on condition of anonymity due to the private nature of the conversations” are the source behind the story.
Representative John Katko, a supposed Republican, is reportedly being recruited as the GOP’s next candidate for governor of New York. Katko is a prominent member of the House Republican caucus, and is the ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
The RINO has already called for Governor Cuomo’s resignation after the New York Democrat was hit with several scandals. Multiple women have accused him of sexual harassment, and his administration is currently under investigation for its handling of the COVID pandemic after it was revealed that his policies directly led to the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents, and his administration had attempted to cover up the death data. Cuomo is still refusing to resign, claiming that he is innocent.
Katko may face a difficult battle if he attempts to run for governor as a Republican, as there has been significant backlash among the GOP voter base over his impeachment vote.
Several other Republicans have announced their intention to run against Cuomo, including Representative Lee Zeldin, who pledged to “bring the kind of relentless, fighting spirit towards helping to save our state that Andrew Cuomo only reserves for multi-million dollar self-congratulatory book deals, cover-ups, abuse and self-dealing.”
Zeldin is already receiving support from many prominent members of the GOP, which may give him a much better chance in the race than Katko currently has.
Cuomo also has several potential challengers from within his own party, including Attorney General Letitia James, Westchester County Sen. Alessandra Biaggi, and outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has reached his term limit set by the state.