Statement on FBI Investigation into Governor Cuomo’s Administration

Reclaim New York Initiative executive director Brandon Muir offered the following statement on the news that the FBI is investigating the Governor’s office’s practices related to hiring: 

“While there is clearly more information to come out, it is equally clear that Albany’s sleight of hand with taxpayer money and culture of corruption warrant this increased level of scrutiny from federal investigators. New Yorkers deserve honesty, transparency, and accountability from their government even if it means this type of law enforcement involvement.”

“New Yorkers are tired of the Albany cesspool and getting more frustrated. The Governor’s Sheldon Silver-style defense that this is ‘just how things work’ will only add to their concern.”