Kathy Hochul blasted after boasting about state Human Rights Laws
Yesterday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul was blasted after boasting about the history of human rights laws in the state. Here she took to Twitter to discuss the history of human rights in NYC. Despite her optimism, this prompted many to accuse her of pandering and hypocrisy.
Specifically, she wrote: ‘New York is proud to be the first state in the nation to enact a Human Rights Law. On this #HumanRightsDay & the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we reaffirm our unwavering commitment to protecting our inalienable rights.’ Overall, her statement gained over 160 comments, with many questioning her stance on the issue and why this philosophy was not used under her own governance.
Replying to this, one user named Dave Engelman said: “How about the First Amendment and your scouring through social media posts, and threatening to prosecute people who post things you disagree with?”
Elsewhere, another user added: “You fight night and day to take away everyone’s inalienable rights. Stop pandering and RESIGN.”
Unfortunately for Hochul, it seems that many didn’t apply her admiration of the state’s history of human rights to her modern-day leadership policies. Arguably, this shows a growing disconnect between the governor and large swathes of her constituents.