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In light of the June 28 gubernatorial primary outcome that now provides New York State voters with Republican Lee Zeldin and Democrat Kathy Hochul as our choices to lead our state, I am reminded of The Express News Group’s editorial from January 6 of this year, “Under Attack,” which reminds us of Lee Zeldin’s role in the January 6, 2021, insurrection:
“The South Fork has a stake in this discussion … our U.S. representative, Lee Zeldin, played an outsize role in the insurrection. … He was one of the few to rise on the House floor — just hours after violence spilled into the same space — to take up Donald Trump’s ‘Big Lie.’ His remarks that day weaved tales of election fraud that were never rooted in reality. Some … had been debunked before he repeated the lie that day. …
“I have a duty to speak out about confirmed, evidence-filled issues with … [more]