Zephyr Teachout opened her “Summer of Democracy” by trying to put some progressive political heat on Gov. Cuomo.
Teachout, the upstart Fordham University law professor, formally launched her Democratic primary campaign by attacking Cuomo as the benefactor and protector of a corrupt political system that favors only the wealthy and most powerful segments of society.
“Four years ago, Andrew Cuomo stood on the steps of a courthouse names after Boss Tweed and promised to clean up corruption in New York State,” Teachout said. “But he, as Gov. Cuomo, has become the problem that candidate Cuomo promised to fix. The political system is still corrupt and rigged and Andrew Cuomo is not only part of the broken system, he has made it worse.”
Standing beside her running mate, Columbia University Law Prof. Timothy Wu, Teachout repeatedly portrayed Cuomo as a politician who has failed to address the state’s “equality crisis” and one who acted only to further his own political interests and those of his financial donors.
“He has never done anything that would irritate his wealthy donors,” Teachout said. “What I see is somebody who serves himself and his donors. And that is the most basic Democratic crime in a sense.”
Teachout slammed Cuomo for cutting corporate and business taxes and resisting efforts to maintain the millionaires tax. She also accused Cuomo of “looting” the public school system to serve wealthy interests.
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How To Volunteer To Get Zephyr Teachout On The Ballot By July 7 So She Can Primary Andrew Cuomo
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