Cuomo, Pelosi rally to take back House for Democrats

"New York is on the front lines against Washington's assault on progressive values", Cuomo said in a message sent out by the Nassau County Democratic Party Sunday, according to the newspaper.

Governor Cuomo has signed an executive order to commit ny to uphold the standards set forth in the Paris Accord and announced a U.S. Climate Alliance, along with California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Washington State Governor Jay R. Inslee, to convene U.S. states committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement and taking aggressive action on climate change.

As part of the first phase of the Clean Climate Careers initiative, New York State will make an investment of up to $1.5 billion in major renewable energy projects, including wind and solar, and significantly expand energy efficiency and solar installations at public buildings.

"We will remove you from office on November [7], 2018", Cuomo shouted.

"Pelosi's out-of-touch liberal agenda is upside-down with independent voters, and her failed leadership has resulted in one disastrous election cycle after another for House Democrats", said NRCC spokesman Chris Martin. As described by New York's official announcement, the function of the Alliance is to "act as a forum to sustain and strengthen existing climate programs, promote the sharing of information and best practices, and implement new programs to reduce carbon emissions from all sectors of the economy".

He called them "political pawns to the ultra-conservative puppet masters in Washington".

A source close to the party said the political landscape in the districts has changed with last year's election of President Trump, who they say is extremely unpopular.

Cuomo's actions also drew notice and a critique from the Republican National Committee, which connected the governor to a former top aide, Joe Percoco, who is facing trial on bribery and other charges.

State GOP Chair Ed Cox accused Cuomo of having "delusions of grandeur" and putting his national interests ahead of the state.

A sign reading "We need care not chaos" is held up at a rally coordinated by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Tuesday, June 6, 2017 in New York.

"We have this contradiction of the governor being out there fighting to take back the House, and we have the State Senate controlled by Trump Republicans", said Lipton. "The Democratic Party needs to rediscover a mission, a objective". "This proves that just like everything else with the Governor, it's not about helping Democrats but about helping him". Cuomo's efforts to flip the State Senate in 2014 were described as "underwhelming", and his late-in-the-game endorsements in the 2016 State Senate races were also criticized by Democratic activists. Lipton said if Democrats also ruled the state Senate, New York would be in a stronger position, like that of the state of California, to provide a counter-vision to Trump and the Republican-led Congress.

  • Larry Hoffman