NY Governor Gets Unwelcome Reception Attending Wake of Killed Officer

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Democratic leaders like New York Governor Kathy Hochul have a bad habit of talking out both sides of their mouths. Friday, the public’s reaction to that hypocrisy was on full display.

As the New York Post reported, Hochul took the time Friday to attend the day of a wake for a recently fallen New York Police Department Officer Jonathan Diller.

But, as quite a few accounts of the wake and Hochul’s visit claim, she was not exactly welcomed with open arms or thanked for her attendance.

In fact, she may have even been asked to leave.

According to the Post, Hochul spent a mere 10 to 15 minutes at the wake at the Massapequa Funeral Home on Long Island. This may have been because she was seen having “intense” conversations with more than one individual at the wake, including the wife of the fallen officer.

The first example of this happened with an unidentified man in a black suit. The man was clearly agitated with Hochul as he spoke with her.

Then witnesses say she moved on to Diller’s 29-year-old wife, Stephanie, who again showed clear agitation with Hochul.

In fact, according to one witness, the “animated” conversation appeared to be Mrs. Diller “telling (Hochul) off. It didn’t look like the widow had a kind word to say.”

Of course, not all accounts of the interaction were the same. Some said it was all “brief,” “respectful,” and “she was not asked to leave.”

Now, why would Hochul not be welcomed to begin with?

Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that Diller’s killer had a record sheet a mile long, including 21 prior arrests. Yet, thanks to liberal NY leaders and prosecution teams, criminals like Guy Rivera were still allowed to roam the streets and do as they pleased.

This is definitely the reason Diller’s widow called for criminal justice reform in the city and for leaders like Hochul to actually do something rather than just sit on their thumbs.