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Fox News host Jesse Watters said on Wednesday that New York might be in better shape if the state were to dump current Democratic Governor Kathy Hochul and bring back disgraced former Governor Eliot Spitzer, who was also a Democrat.
Spitzer earned a reputation for holding financial services professionals accountable and rooting out corruption while serving as attorney general of New York — becoming known as the “Sheriff of Wall Street” before he became governor in 2007. He won in a landslide, earning 69% of the vote — but resigned after serving less than two years following reports that he had patronized a prostitution ring.
Watters referenced Spitzer during Wednesday’s broadcast of the network’s popular afternoon panel show “The Five,” during a conversation about Hochul’s refusal to reinstate medical professionals who were fired for failing to comply with vaccine mandates even though the state has since dropped the mandates.
Judge Jeanine Pirro quoted Hochul, who explained her decision by claiming that healthcare professionals who did not have the COVID vaccine were putting patients at risk of developing COVID while they were receiving care.
NY Gov. Kathy Hochul says she won't hire unvaccinated healthcare workers despite the mandate being overturned:
"I don’t think the answer is to have someone who comes in who is sick be exposed to someone who can give them COVID-19."pic.twitter.com/qy6UICxGd4
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After airing a clip of Hochul’s comments, Pirro and her co-hosts discussed the fact that the vaccines have been proven to not stop transmission of the virus.
“She doesn’t know that vaxxed and unvaxxed can still transmit the virus? She doesn’t know that, and she’s the governor?” Watters asked. “I mean, what an idiot. Let’s say I go into the ER with a gunshot wound, and I’m bleeding out, you think I care if the nurse is unvaxxed? I think bullets are more dangerous than the ‘rona virus.”
Watters went on to tie in bail reform and the state’s still-rampant crime problem, saying, “We’re [more] afraid of people getting shot than we’re afraid of COVID at this point.”
That was when he suggested New Yorkers might fare better under the leadership of former Governor Spitzer, saying, “I don’t care if he sleeps with escorts. He was smart.”