Statement from Manhattan Republican Party Category

The Conviction of Sheldon Silver

Statement by Chair Adele Malpass of the Manhattan Republican Party 
on the conviction of Sheldon Silver.

Adele Malpass said, "Today, the criminal justice system acted and Sheldon Silver has been convicted by a jury of his peers. His conviction is a blow at the culture of corruption that has permeated Albany for decades. The voters of the 65th
Assembly District in lower Manhattan have been disenfranchised for far too long Governor Andrew Cuomo should call a Special Election immediately."

Posted on 30 Nov 2015, 14:33 - Category: Statement from Manhattan Republican Party

Statement from Manhattan GOP Chairwoman Adele Malpass on Her Election

"I am honored to have been elected last evening to serve as the New York County Republican Chairwoman for the next two years. Since my appointment in January by New York State GOP Chairman, Ed Cox, I have successfully raised money, paid off our debts, expanded our grassroots network and hosted several high caliber events. The county is united and growing as we begin our efforts to replace Mayor Bill de Blasio and his failed policies which are taking this city back to the days of Mayor Dinkins. I will continue to work with our members to build on our successes and find qualified candidates to take on Democratic elected officials." 

Posted on 29 Sep 2015, 14:46 - Category: Statement from Manhattan Republican Party

Senator Dean Skelos

New York Senator Dean Skelos needs to step aside as Majority Leader until he proves he is innocent of corruption and misconduct.  The criminal complaint against him is a distraction from the work that needs to be done in Albany and makes him ineffective at addressing the problems of corruption. Democratic Assembly Leader Shelly Silver had to step aside after numerous charges because he did not have the confidence of his party or the credibility with other members.

As the Republican conference potentially moves in a new direction for its Majority Leader, I hope they will consider State Senator Cathy Young.  It’s about time we give a woman a chance to fix the old-boy network of Albany.  We’ve given men years of opportunity to clean-up Albany’s mess with little results.  Let’s try a new approach of bringing a common-sense woman to the job.

Posted on 08 May 2015, 14:49 - Category: Statement from Manhattan Republican Party

Speaker Sheldon Silver's Arrest

I am calling for the immediate resignation of Sheldon Silver from the State Assembly. These corruption charges of bribery brought before him today mean he can no longer hold the trust of the people who have elected him. These charges represent the pay-to-play culture that has tarnished Albany, and it is not the first time he has violated the people’s trust, so it is long overdue that Speaker Silver resigns.  Today’s arrest embodies all the problems of Albany’s corrupt culture of bribery, cover-ups, and kickback schemes.



Adele Malpass

Posted on 01 Mar 2015, 14:32 - Category: Statement from Manhattan Republican Party

Statement from Chairwoman Malpass on on Netanyahu’s speech

“It’s Their Job” Press Statement on Netanyahu’s speech 

Adele Malpass

Chairwoman, Manhattan Republican Party

All of the Republican Members of Congress plan to attend Prime Minister Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress, but 30 Democratic members say they won’t. Cong. Jerry Nadler said Netanyahu’s speech is “reprehensible”. The entire Congressional Black Caucus says it will boycott, including two members of the New York delegation, Congressman Charlie Rangel and Gregory Meeks. VP Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry are planning to skip the speech. President Obama says he won’t meet with the Prime Minister during his visit. 

“Attending the speech is part of their job.  The issues under discussion – nuclear proliferation, Middle East security, global terrorism – are some of the most important issues facing Congress and the President.  The entire New York Congressional delegation should attend.  Our elected representatives should hear Israel’s point of view on Iran and nuclear arms. Israel has the most at stake and has one of the world’s best intelligence networks. Speaking to Congress is a hallmark of our open society. Instead, the President and his staff treated it as an attack, ignoring America’s long-standing friendship with Israel. It’s the only successful democracy in the Middle East, and our elected officials should all be interested in Israel’s views.”

Posted on 01 Mar 2015, 14:27 - Category: Statement from Manhattan Republican Party

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