Governer Cuomo won't be coming to Massena Sunday after all, but Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul will.
A source told 7 News Friday that Cuomo was expected to be in Massena Sunday to help promote the Evan Williams Bourbon Bassmasters Elite Tournament, which kicks off July 30 in Waddington.
On Saturday, Cuomo's office said the governor is not coming, but Lt. Gov. Hochul will be instead. No additional explanation was offered.
Hochul is expected to do some ceremonial fishing as part of the visit.
The New York Power Authority Hawkins Point Visitor Center and Boat Launch is closed Sunday until 6 p.m., in connection with the visit, according to a source.
Why the sudden cancellation on Cuomo's part?
Well, there's this:
(Anti-Safe Act protests were threatened) Cuomo Out, Hochul In For Sunday Massena Visit | WWNY TV 7 - http://t.co/hhth8JHsaY
— Fredric U. Dicker (@fud31) July 25, 2015
If true, this wouldn't be the first time Cuomo has tried to avoid protesters by canceling an appearance.
There was that whole Lake Placid charter school thing a while back, where Cuomo "apologized" to his charter school donors who had made him honorary chairman of their conference.
Cuomo had cancelled, claiming he was stuck in Albany, but the real reason was, an anti-Cuomo protest was planned for outside the conference.
Cuomo, like all bullies, is a coward.