NBC News reports:
Rep. Lee Zeldin announced Thursday that he is running for governor of New York in 2022, becoming the first high-profile Republican to launch a challenge to embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Zeldin, 41, who has represented eastern Long Island since 2015, shared his decision on Fox News and posted it on Twitter, saying that to save his state, “#CuomosGottaGo!”
“I’ll bring the kind of relentless, fighting spirit towards helping to save our state that Cuomo reserves for multi-million dollar self-congratulatory book deals, cover-ups, abuse & self-dealing,” Zeldin tweeted.
Read the full article. You may recall Zeldin as Trump’s loudest defender during the first impeachment trial, to the point where he is mentioned over 550 times in Ukraine-related deposition transcripts. Zeldin would surely pardon Trump for any charges leveled in New York. He last appeared on JMG when he claimed credit for the restoration of some rail services in New York even though he voted against the bill that funded them. Yesterday Rudy Giuliani’s son, Andrew Giuliani, also said he intends to challenge Cuomo.