The decision to give Kathy Hochul’s husband authority over a concession and gambling company has angered Twitter users, who believe it will lead to corruption. People are expressing their dissatisfaction by asking, “Where is Biden?” on Twitter. Some refer to it as a circumstance in which two employees mess up your order, but you can’t find the manager. As a result, Kathy spoke up, stating that her husband’s position of power will not lead to any wrongdoings. She even remarked that the public’s impression that she will pay special attention to him when she takes over as New York’s mayor is mistaken.
Hochul was interviewed on CNN and stated that “airtight initiatives” are in place to ensure that her work and that of her husband, William, never result in any ethically questionable situations for the government or the people.
They’ve practiced keeping a framework in which their employment is “extremely separate” because her husband formerly served as a federal prosecutor, she claimed.
My husband was a prosecuting attorney for about thirty years, so even when I was in Congress, we were very good at keeping our work separate, and he also served as Barack Obama’s US Legal specialist for eight years, so no one can compare to the credibility at which we decided to drop at our designations up to now and since then.
Kathy additionally emphasized that she sought the advice of “external ethic professionals” to propose clear guidelines distinguishing her and her husband’s jobs.
Despite the conflicts, Hochul has been appointed governor and will have the authority to pick the leader of the New York State Gaming Commission, which oversees the state’s gambling businesses.
Possible conflicts of interest should be at the top of Hochul’s list of things to fix in her first days as governor, according to Richard Painter, the former head of White House ethics attorney for President George W. Bush.
She has to remain away from all gaming-related activities. Not only that, but she must ensure that the attorney general’s office is kept out of any situation involving this corporation.
The Buffalo News later claimed that William Kochul would keep his job, while the company stated that he would excuse himself from matters that are unquestionably ethically thorny for the couple.
People are dissatisfied with their president’s decision to remain silent on the issue, calling it “the worst first year of a presidency in American history” regardless of how many clarifications the administration provides.