Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) said on Tuesday that he is “actively exploring” a run for New York governor as Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) faces mounting calls for his resignation.
In a tweet, Zeldin cited the ongoing controversy over Cuomo’s role in withholding data on coronavirus-related deaths in nursing homes, as well as mounting allegations of inappropriate behavior toward women, as the impetus for a potential campaign.
“With his nursing home cover-up & abuse coming more to light, it’s clear #CuomosGottaGo,” Zeldin tweeted. “As a NYer, I can’t sit back as Cuomo attacks our freedoms, our wallets & our safety. After many msgs of encouragement & discussing w/ my fam, I’m actively exploring a 2022 run for Gov of NY.”
Read more at The Hill.