Governor Kathy Hochul’s office floated the idea Monday night that she will continue the mask mandate for schools, which was scheduled to expire on Feb. 21. Hochul is expected to make her decision on Wednesday.
Earlier on Monday both New Jersey and Connecticut governors said they would lift the mask mandates when the rule expires. That’s March 7 and Feb. 28 respectfully.
As new cases of CoVid fall dramatically, and facing a November re-election, why is Hochul leaving the door open to being called an authoritarian? Or worse yet being compared to her predecessor disgraced Andrew Cuomo?
However, another statewide rule that requires businesses without vaccination mandates to encourage all workers to wear a mask is set to expire Thursday and will not be extended, a source told the Albany Times Union.
Speaking of Cuomo, he has begun his rehab campaign. The ex-governor, who was forced to resign against mounting pressure to impeach him, told some friendly reporters that he regrets resigning in shame over the 11 sexual harassment allegations.
“I never resigned because I said I did something wrong. I said, I’m resigning because I don’t want to be a distraction,” Cuomo told Bloomberg News.
“It turns out in a remarkably short period of time that it did become all bogus. Eleven became zero,” the brazen Cuomo said.
He was making reference to the 11 woman who made allegations against him. Five district attorneys decided not to bring charges against Cuomo, however all of the DAs said they felt the victims had “credible stories.”
The ex-governor seems to be suffering from a bit of amnesia, however. He neglected to bring up the federal probe that went away when he resigned into the 15,000 nursing home deaths that came about because of his diktats.
There must be something in the water up at the Executive Mansion in Albany.
Seemingly, Hochul is following a well-worn path of not wishing to give up emergency powers like her predecessor and invents bogeymen to keep dictatorial powers.
Hopefully New York voters remember this in November.