Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Elise Stefanik released the below statement following reports that Governor Kathy Hochul is seeking to pay with taxpayer dollars $5 million in legal fees for ex-Cuomo staffers.
 
"There is nothing more emblematic of the cesspool of Albany criminal corruption than this. Under no circumstances should hardworking New York taxpayers be forced to foot the legal bills for corrupt criminals. Make Cuomo's multimillion dollar campaign account pay!
 
"Kathy Hochul is so weak and naïve that she will actually force New Yorkers to pay for and bail out the Cuomo criminal architects who are already eagerly working to viciously destroy her political career. They're coming for you, Kathy, and you'll sign a budget to finance your own defeat."