Albany republicans blast democrats for "feckless" efforts to rescind governor's emergency powers

Ortt: "This bill is a feckless shell, it’s worse than nothing.”
NYS Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt blasts democrats for their bill to rescind Governor Cuomo's powers, saying it actually allows him to continue holding emergency powers. March 3, 2021
NYS Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt blasts democrats for their bill to rescind Governor Cuomo's powers, saying it actually allows him to continue holding emergency powers. March 3, 2021 Photo credit NYS Senate Republicans

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) – Republican lawmakers in Albany blasted democrats for their efforts to rescind Governor Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers, saying the legislation actually does not do what the assembly and senate democrats said it would.

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“This is the equivalent of peeing on someone’s shoes and telling them it’s raining,” Republican Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt said Wednesday. “By the governor’s own acknowledgement in his press conference, he was part of the three-way deal. You don’t get to be part of the deal that rescinds your emergency powers. This was about the legislature establishing itself as a co-equal branch of government.”