Ron Kim says NY lawmakers are siding with him against Gov. Cuomo

Ron Kim says NY lawmakers are siding with him against Gov. Cuomo


Assemblyman Ron Kim said Wednesday that he’s received overwhelming support from his colleagues amid his clash with Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the nursing home death toll from COVID-19.

During an appearance on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show,” the Democratic Queens pol said he “had a personal conversation” with Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-The Bronx).

“He is 150 percent on my side,” Kim said.

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“I know that he stands with me.”

Kim — who on Wednesday accused Cuomo of threatening him during a phone call last week — said also said he’s had “endless colleagues issuing statements, calling me, letting me know the same kind of threats they have experienced.”

“We are a co-equal branch of the government and we can’t be kept from doing our jobs,” he said.

At one point, a caller to the show claimed conservative interests were behind The Post’s exclusive revelation that Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa privately admitted that Cuomo’s administration hid the

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