Kathy Hochul says NY will welcome Afghan refugees: ‘It’s time for us to help them’

Lt. Gov Kathy Hochul, who will soon succeed disgraced Gov. Andrew Cuomo as New York’s chief executive, said Wednesday that the Empire State is “committed” to helping Afghan refugees.

“When I served in Congress, I met with many Afghans when I traveled to their country,” Hochul tweeted Thursday morning. “They were there for us, now it’s time for us to help them. NY is committed to doing our part to welcome refugees fleeing Afghanistan.”

“The arms of the Statue of Liberty are open wide to you,” she added.

Hochul will next week replace the the scandal-scarred Cuomo, who recently announced he will resign after

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