The New York gubernatorial candidates’ responses to the Buffalo mass shooting show divided approaches and agendas.
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) and Andrew Giuliani, both Republican candidates for governor, called for a return of capital punishment in New York, while Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, called for more scrutiny on social media platforms.
Zeldin suggested reactivating the death penalty in some circumstances.
“New York must bring back the death penalty! I’m calling on [Gov. Kathy] Hochul to act. We won’t let this go. Killing police officers and first responders, fatal hate crimes like yesterday’s attack in Buffalo, homicides with multiple victims, and many other crimes should be eligible for the death penalty,” he wrote in a statement on Sunday.


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