NY gubernatorial hopeful Lee Zeldin walks back pro-life health commish talk

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-Long Island) is backing away from recent remarks suggesting he would appoint a pro-life health commissioner if elected – comments which have become a political lightning rod for rivals after a draft decision to overturn Roe v Wade was leaked to the public last week.

The putative frontrunner for the Republican nomination for governor had told a group of conservative activists that he would have an “open door” policy as the first anti-abortion governor in decades. 

“It would be a great benefit for the state of New York to have a health commissioner who respects life as opposed to what we’re used to,” Zeldin

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