WASHINGTON – Congressman Tom Reed is calling out New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo following recent comments that he made discussing the ongoing negotiations with the Seneca Nation and New York State, as well as the I-90 road conditions in Irving.
Cuomo recently said that he believes the Seneca Nation is acting in bad faith, and that he didn’t want New York State to act in similar ways.
During a media conference with reporters Thursday morning, Reed said Cuomo is putting travelers at risk because of a political dispute regarding gaming revenue from casinos.
“To me, it demonstrates that when you see a bully like that, you need to stand up to that bully, and stand with the people and their safety,” Reed said. “We’re going to stand up to the Governor and say this is wrong. These things don’t have anything to do with each other.”
“Fixing the roads is what the priority should be, and we should make sure people that are going to and from work, coming through the state as visitors, are safe is a top priority.
Reed and Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello were among the officials who held a press conference earlier this month, highlighting the road issues while standing on an overpass.