The most devastating natural disaster in NYC history took place this week, and the elected official who claims to represent us in New York State is missing in action. I am referring to NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind.
The Jewish communities have been hit hard, with the storm leaving war-zone type sights in its destructive path. Communities are without power, heat and hot water and the gas lines are as long as SEVEN HOURS LONG. There is no need to delve into the extent of the damage of the storm, and how everyone in New York was affected by it.
That being said, it is outrageous that our longest-serving elected official has not been heard from. Not one word. And not to worry, Dov Hikind knows how to make noise. Just spray-paint a swastika on a wall in a public restroom in Oklahoma and he will have a press conference, screaming and yelling about how his mother is a
Today is Election Day, and Dov Hikind is nowhere to be found. A Google search brought up a news story that he was campaigning in Florida for Mitt Romney. How despicable is that? He has sold his own constituents down the river so he can go on a junket in Florida. Weather in Miami right now: 81 degrees. Weather in Brooklyn now: 41 degrees. Must be nice to be Dov Hikind.
He must be – and should be – held accountable. While countless homes in our district were without power, our Assemblyman who gets paid to work for us, was enjoying the Sunshine State.
I’m sure this letter will generate the usual “nuuu…it’s Lashon hara” comments. But let’s be realistic. This is utterly disgusting and Dov Hikind deserves to be called out for ignoring our needs.
It’s high-time that people in this district wake up and support a new candidate to send Dov Hikind to Florida permanently.
Avi Katz – Brooklyn.
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