Gov. Kathy Hochul says NY safe for businesses but lets the cat out of the bag about Trump lawfare

New York Governor Kathy Hochul reassured jittery businesses in the wake of a left-wing judge’s $350 million financial penalty against GOP frontrunner Donald J. Trump but inadvertently let the cat out of the bag.

The ruling by Trump-hating Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Arthur Engoron was like the shot heard around the world for companies operating in the Democrat-controlled state, any of which could at any time be subjected to the whims of a malicious prosecutor with it now appearing to be undeniable that New York is a hostile environment for doing business, something that Hochul dismissed while at the same time, she admitted that the entire case against Trump was a concocted lawfare sham.

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During an appearance on “The Cats Roundtable” with host John Catsimatidis on WABC 770 AM, the governor was asked whether business people had reason for concern if “they can do that to the former president, they can do that to anybody.”

“I think that this is really an extraordinary, unusual circumstance that the law-abiding and rule-following New Yorkers who are business people have nothing to worry about, because they’re very different than Donald Trump and his behavior,” Hochul responded, confessing that the law was specifically weaponized and the rules bent for the sole purpose of getting Trump.

Constitutional law scholar Jonathan Turley had something to say about the matter.

Gov. Hochul just assured businesses that there is “nothing to worry about” after the $355 million public execution of the Trump Corp. Drawing new businesses to the city is going to be about as easy as selling country estates during the French Revolution. — Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) February 18, 2024

…Of course, Hochul’s assurance suggests the obvious: you do not have to fear a similar fate if you are not Trump in New York. That is precisely the problem. — Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) February 18, 2024

In his column for The Hill, Turley writes, “if New York wants to turn Wall Street into a remake of ‘The Hunger Games,’ it has only itself to blame as other businesses flee the state.”

It hasn’t been a week in which the dog-faced Democrat has exactly immersed herself in glory, having walked back her defense of Israel’s right to defend itself against the terrorists who are hellbent on wiping the Jewish democracy off the face of the map.

After remarks at the United Jewish Appeal-Federation event on Thursday in which she stood up for Israel, likening the Hamas attack on civilian areas on October 7, 2023, to an attack on Buffalo by prissy fascist Justin Trudeau’s Canada, she apologized for her insensitivity, groveling for the left-wing propaganda rag the New York Times, a once esteemed newspaper that now more closely resembles the infamous Soviet state media outlet Pravda.

NY Gov Hochul last night on local opposition to Israel’s war in Gaza: “If Canada someday ever attacked Buffalo, I’m sorry my friends, there would be no Canada the next day. “That’s a natural reaction. You have a right to defend yourself and to make sure it never happens again.” — Jacob N. Kornbluh (@jacobkornbluh) February 16, 2024

After her speech drew attention on social media, upsetting the pro-Hamas Jew-haters of the Democratic party base, Hochul said that she was regretful of her
“inappropriate analogy,” and apologized for her “poor choice of words,” in a statement provided to the outlet.

“While I have been clear in my support of Israel’s right to self-defense, I have also repeatedly said and continue to believe that Palestinian civilian casualties should be avoided and that more humanitarian aid must go to the people of Gaza,” Hochul said.

Judge Engoron and James’ courtroom travesty shows how gleefully Democrats will destroy every law and precedent to get Trump with no thought to the collateral damage.