Longtime Cuomo critic extends olive branch to Hochul

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As Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul prepares to take the top job, she is receiving support from one of Gov. Cuomo’s most outspoken critics, Republican Rensselaer County Executive Steve McLaughlin.

He is sending Hochul a letter, welcoming her and the change in leadership, but reminding her to proceed with caution.

In a letter sent to the soon-to-be governor, McLauglin invites Hochul to visit Rensselaer County, saying, "It’s within sight of the state Capitol" and that he wants to re-establish a productive connection with the state and the county, essentially extending an olive branch across the Hudson River.

"You can’t visit the sins of Andrew Cuomo onto somebody else taking that position. That’s just not a fair thing to do. We’re not going to do that," said McLaughlin.

Hear about some of the things that make McLaughlin hopeful about the incoming governor by watching the video of Subrina Dhammi’s story.