I Would Like to say Nicole Malliotakis, a GOP'er from Saten Island has no chance in hell of winning an election for mayor for NYC but since Trump became president I don't speak like that anymore. True that NY City is had many Republican Mayors but never a real conservative one. Mayor Giulliani was the closest to that but at least he was seen as a law and order candidate at a time New York had high crime figures. He was a prosecutor that never did anything qietly and was even given credit for controlling the mafia, which is still very alive and rich as ever, they just learn to do things more quietly.
|This is one of the ways she fought Gay Marriaage|
GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis got hit with friendly fire from the right flank Wednesday.
State Conservative Party chairman Mike Long said he was blindsided by the Staten Island assemblywoman’s statement that she regretted her six-year-old vote against gay marriage in the state Assembly.
“This is the slap in the face to the leaders of the Conservative Party,” Long fumed, noting Malliotakis first made the comments during a Post interview.
“I had to read about this in the New York Post? I’m taken aback by it. The party leaders should have been notified up front.”
Malliotakis told The Post about her “evolved” position Monday — about six weeks after the city’s Conservative leaders endorsed her candidacy.
“When did she change her mind? Last week?” Long said. “I certainly don’t agree with her. She’s sort of created a credibility problem for herself.”
Malliotakis became the presumptive GOP nominee for mayor last week after her chief primary rival, real estate mogul Paul Massey, dropped out of the race.
Malliotakis, in the statement to The Post, said, “Any legislator has votes that they regret, and just like President Barack Obama, my views on same-sex marriage have evolved.”
“I voted against the marriage-equality bill in 2011 because I thought the bill would have the unintended consequences of lawsuits against religious institutions that did not want to perform the marriages,” she explained.
“Since 2011, I have attended two weddings of close friends and support the law as is. In recent years I have voted to expand the rights of same sex couples by voting for: The follow up legislation that amended the estates, powers and trusts law to reflect the provisions of the marriage equality act. Adoption rights for same sex couples. Expanding eligibility for those who receive awards under crime victims’ compensation to include domestic partners. A ban on sexual orientation conversion therapy upon patients under 18 years of age.”
The Conservative Party opposed the same-sex marriage law, which passed both houses of the state Legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2011.
Malliotakis was a first-term assemblywoman representing Staten Island and southern Brooklyn at the time she cast a no vote. The US Supreme Court has since upheld the legality of gay nuptials.
The Conservative Party made opposition to same-sex marriage a “line in the sand” issue and pulled the endorsement of Republicans who voted for the law.
But Long admits that gay marriage is now accepted law and is a “non-issue” in the mayoral race. He said Malliotakis could have said gay marriage is the law of the land without running away from her vote.
Despite the blow-up, he said the Conservative Party will stand by its support of Malliotakis.