Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the following statement on Kathy Hochul’s State of the State:

“New York State has suffered because of failed one-party Democrat rule in Albany under the leadership of Corrupt Kathy Hochul. Today, Hochul continued to shred our Constitution as she touted her unconstitutional gun ban even after the United States Supreme Court struck down her illegal gun grab. Even though public safety is the number one concern of New Yorkers, she chose to attack our Second Amendment rights, instead of ending failed bail reform that releases violent criminals back on our streets. As she doubled down on failed Far Left policies from Albany that have hurt our small businesses and Green New Deal policies that prioritize big cities over the needs of rural communities in Upstate New York, it is obvious that failed Far Left single party Democrat rule is why New York is experiencing the largest population exodus than any other state. New Yorkers deserve a new direction. I am working tirelessly in the new Republican majority in Congress to provide a critical check on these failed policies, restore the Constitutional Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers, support our law enforcement to restore public safety, implement pro-growth economic policies, and shine a light on the corruption in Albany.”