Letters to the Editor — Aug. 16, 2021

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The Issue: Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul taking over as governor after Gov. Cuomo’s resignation.

To anyone who believes that Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul did not know that Gov. Cuomo was sexually harassing women, I have a bridge to sell you (“Hochul ready to take reins,” Aug. 11).

Everyone who has worked in an office environment (especially at a senior level) hears things through the rumor mill.

It is hard to believe (and unlikely) that Hochul did not hear rumors that Cuomo harassed women. If she did hear the rumors and did nothing, she is complicit in his wrongdoing.

If she truly did not know about it, then she is sorely uninformed about what is happening in the state government, she is surrounding herself with the wrong people and she does not deserve to be governor of New York.

Joanna Hass

Manhattan

Hochul is an unproven quantity, who recently admitted that she spent very little time in Albany during the Cuomo years, and that she did not witness the toxic culture cited in Attorney General Letitia James’ report.

The Post seems to have high hopes for Hochul. Perhaps you are counting chickens before they hatch — or is it wishful thinking?

It will be just a matter of time before she, too, will disappoint. We’ve seen this movie many times before, when a new leader emerges to all kinds of fanfare and lofty expectations, only to fall flat on his or her face.

Hochul’s credentials are sketchy and nothing to rave about. She is a total stranger to most New Yorkers and those of us in the surrounding area.

J. J. Crovatto

Ramsey, NJ

Why were two more weeks necessary for Cuomo to leave? It certainly isn’t so he can work with the incoming Hochul, since he barely acknowledged her existence for the past six years.

Is he spending his time destroying evidence of his wretched behavior?

Robert DiNardo

Farmingdale

Although I have no horse in this race, I’m optimistic that once she assumes the position, Lt. Gov. Hochul will be the big breath of fresh air that New York politics desperately needs.

She, in tandem with the presumptive next mayor, Eric Adams, can hopefully work together to right many of the wrongs done to New York state and to the city over the past decade.

Above all else, everyone needs to take a step back and allow this woman the appropriate time to become situated, to get a full staff of her choosing in place, to see what has been swept under the carpet by previous administrations and to gradually effect positive, meaningful changes.

Vincent Ruggiero

Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Issue: The Senate’s passage of a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

The lunatics who run our government just passed a $1.2 trillion so-called “infrastructure bill” through the Senate that’s really just a socialist wish list (“Dems split on infra bill,” Aug. 14).

Sadly, these fools were helped out by the supposedly sane party in Washington — the Republicans.

Now the real fun begins: an even bigger $3.5 trill­ion bill is coming up soon, with no Republican votes needed for passage.

Who’s going to pay for all this new spending? Expect massive new taxes, and much of the fallout will be passed on to our kids and grandkids.

Steve Heitner

Middle Island

We keep seeing the cost for the so-called “infrastructure bill,” but as in the past, there are little “goodies” built into the bill to please some members of Congress.

When will these people pass a bill that does just what it’s supposed to do?

Sam King, Manhattan

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