Statement from NYS Senate Republican Leader Rob Ortt

Robert G. Ortt

July 06, 2021

Days after finally relinquishing his emergency powers, the Governor has declared another emergency. The crisis in cities across our state today directly correlates with the passage of the disastrous bail and other criminal justice “reforms,” an out-of-control Parole Board that has released countless murderers and other dangerous criminals, and calls by democrats to defund our police. 

These heinous acts of violence and the victims affected deserve real solutions -- not political grandstanding.