Statement from Dana Balter on President Trump’s threat to withhold COVID relief from the American people

Syracuse, NY – On Tuesday, Dana Balter, Democratic candidate for Congress in NY-24, released the following statement regarding President Trump’s threat to withhold COVID relief from the American people.

“Trump’s statement today was a ransom note. The relief that central and western New Yorkers and Americans across this country are desperate for — he is holding it hostage to his reelection. And that is despicable. It is not only a complete abdication of his responsibility as the supposed leader of this country, it is immoral.

This is not a surprise, because Trump has shown us who he is all along. He and his administration’s cruelty and corruption know no bounds. It is inexcusable that Congressman John Katko still supports President Trump. In the midst of an economic crisis, as families across our district face long-term unemployment, homelessness, and hunger, we need leaders who will fight for us tirelessly. Instead, by actively supporting President Trump’s campaign for re-election, John Katko demonstrates that he is completely and utterly disconnected from the people of central and western New York. Enough is enough. Congressman Katko no longer belongs in public office.”