Endorsement: Nick LaLota for US Congress (NY1)
Voters in the first congressional district can be proud when they cast their vote for Republican Nick LaLota. The new NY1 includes all of Huntington, Smithtown, Port Jefferson, and the five East End Towns, and is currently represented by Lee Zeldin, who is running for Governor.
LaLota is a longtime Suffolk governmental leader - having served as a Village Trustee of Amityville, Suffolk Commissioner of Elections, and currently as Chief of Staff to the Suffolk Legislature. He is a US Navy veteran and graduated from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.
LaLota won a brutal Republican primary this summer - defeating a fraudulent "Pied Piper" candidate cooked-up by the Washington DC Democrats to create a fake primary, and funded by over $4 million from their allies in the Cryptocurrency Lobby. LaLota's 20-point victory was a victory for all the people of Suffolk County - against the forces of fraud, deceit and mega-money.
LaLota pledges to take on all the failures of the Biden administration: the dangerous and destructive open border; the 3 million migrants pouring into this country; the opiates and synthetic drugs that now kill over 100,000 Americans every year - and destroy the lives of millions; an economic policy so unhinged that it has created critical supply shortages, fueled the highest inflation in 40 years, and destroyed people's life savings; a foreign policy so disjointed that America surrendered Afghanistan to the same Taliban that perpetrated the 9-11 terror attacks, and failed to communicate clearly to deter Russia from ever invading Ukraine in the first place.
LaLota's record as a US naval officer, and his deep experience in government mean that he will be a great Congressman. He is serious about policy, and has the leadership qualities to make a difference.
The Democratic nominee, Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming, has all the wrong answers. Fleming is a typical "woke" Hamptons liberal, who likes to wag her finger and lecture, but supports policies that have failed miserably.
Fleming claims to be a "environmentalist" but then raided the County's Clean Water Fund. She claims to be "ethical" but supported corrupt fellow Democrat, ex-Suffolk DA Thomas Spota (now a convicted felon and federal prisoner) and ex-Suffolk Police Chief James Burke (now also a convicted felon and federal criminal parolee).
Fleming talks nonsense about "tax cuts" but raised County taxes by $1.34 Billion as a Legislator. And she claims to be "pro-cop" but then supported "Defund the Police" and backed the BLM rioters in 2020, accusing the Suffolk police of "structural racism." In short, Fleming is a fraud.
The Leader endorses Nick LaLota for US Congress.