Statement from New York Gubernatorial Candidate Marc Molinaro
October 12, 2018
“Last night one of our state headquarter buildings was attacked by radical leftists who smashed windows, spray painted our door, glued our locks, and left a threatening note behind.
“The building on East 83rd Street in Manhattan is the proud home of The Metropolitan Republican Club, an institution founded by supporters of Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. U.S. Presidents, Supreme Court justices, senators, congressman, and state officials have called “The Met Club” home for more than 100 years. Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia was a member of the club and announced his candidacy from its first floor ballroom, as did Mayor Rudy Giuliani in 1989. Mayor Mike Bloomberg was a member, as were Governors Nelson Rockefeller and George Pataki.
“This type of political violence and rank vandalism is unacceptable, and I call on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to condemn this attack immediately and call for calm on the political left. We are one nation and one state. We must not revert to violence under any circumstances.”