It’s a Conspiracy! Kathy Hochul Says GOP Are ‘Master Manipulators’ Who Invent Crime Stories

Unelected Democrat New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Sunday that the Grand Old Party is comprised of “master manipulators” who are engaging in a ‘conspiracy’ about the rising violent crime in New York as well as the United States broadly.

Hochul made the remarks during a discussion on midterms in an interview with Al Sharpton on MSNBC.

“[Zeldin] pounced on instances of violent crime in New York City,” said Sharpton. “It’s been a consistent theme of his campaign ads. Is your campaign concerned that this issue might allow Zeldin to close the gap?”

“These are master manipulators,” Hochul answered. “They have this conspiracy going all across America trying to convince people that in Democratic states, they’re not as safe. Well guess what? They’re also not only election deniers, they’re data deniers.”

“Safer places are the Democratic states,” she claimed.

Hochul’s allegation that this is a “conspiracy” draws some confusion, as it is certainly not a secret that conservatives have pointed out that violent crime has been surging in New York and other states. In fact, many of them do it publicly quite often.

“It’s the Republican states where they have almost no restrictions on guns … The safer places are the Democratic states,” added the unelected governor. “I have faith in the voters of the state of New York. They know someone will actually be out there fighting for them and not try to arm everybody in the streets and think that’s the solution to the crime problem.”

New York GOP chairman Nick Langworthy, who is also running for a congressional seat to represent a New York district, disagrees with Hochul’s characterization of a safe blue America.

“There are plenty of murder victims who would beg to differ if they were alive to speak out,” he said in a statement to the New York Post.

“The only ones in denial are Kathy Hochul and the Democrats who are obfuscating and lying to try and cover up the crime crisis that everyone knows they created.”

The state GOP chairman has been an enthusiastic voice for the Republican campaign for governor of New York, posting and sharing numerous bits of online content, including a Twitter video of an alleged crowd of thousands of people gathering in Long Island for a Lee Zeldin rally.

Various points of data substantiate these ‘Republican’ claims of increased crime. New York’s subway system, for example, has seen crime rise up more than 41% this year, with 1,813 occurrences up from 1,282 during the same period last year, according to a report by CNN citing New York Police Department statistics.