Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Melissa DeRosa slams his successor Kathy Hochul as ‘tone-deaf’ phony progressive who crows about abortion despite her prior NRA endorsement and opposition to Obamacare

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Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Melissa DeRosa slams his successor Kathy Hochul as ‘tone-deaf’ phony progressive who crows about abortion despite her prior NRA endorsement and opposition to Obamacare

  • DeRosa penned a scathing op-ed slamming fellow Democrats on Friday
  • She took aim at Gov. Hochul, who succeeded her old boss Andrew Cuomo
  • DeRosa called Democrats’ tactics on abortion ‘tone deaf’ ahead of elections  

By KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

PUBLISHED: 21:16 EDT, 21 May 2022 | UPDATED: 22:21 EDT, 21 May 2022

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A former top aide to Andrew Cuomo has slammed his successor in the New York governor’s office as ‘tone-deaf’ for her tactics in the abortion rights battle ahead of the key midterm elections.

In an op-ed on Friday for the Daily Beast, Melissa DeRosa took aim at Governor Kathy Hochul as well as other Democrats, criticizing them for how they have responded to the likely overturning of Roe v Wade.

After the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion indicated that the court will remove nationwide legal protections for abortion, Democrats have been energized ahead of the midterms.Deandre Ayton’s DrumlinePauseNext videoFull-screen

But DeRosa, who was once dubbed a ‘mean girl’ by fellow Cuomo staffers, argues that Democrats have overestimated the abortion issue’s importance to voters in states where the ruling will have little impact. 

‘Eager to change the subject from crime and the economy and make abortion the electoral issue, Democrats in blue states where Roe has been codified appeared political and tone-deaf,’ wrote DeRosa.

In an op-ed on Friday for the Daily Beast, Melissa DeRosa took aim at Governor Kathy Hochul as well as other Democrats, criticizing them for their tactics in the abortion rights battle

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