George Pataki speaks in CNY: Clinton doesn't think laws apply to her

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Republican presidential candidate and former New York Gov. George Pataki stopped in Syracuse on Monday to speak at the Central New York Conservatives Inc. dinner in DeWitt.

Pataki, who spoke for 15 minutes at the start of the dinner at the DoubleTree hotel, said if elected president he would reduce the size of the federal workforce in Washington, abolish the Common Core, and repeal Obamacare.

Pataki heads next to Colorado to participate in the third GOP debate Wednesday night.

Pataki, who served as governor from 1995 to 2007, said he's seen the America he loves change over the last several years.

"We've seen a world in flames," he said. "We've seen an economy that hasn't recovered. We're seeing a president who is devastating the greatest military that the world has ever known. It has got to stop."

Pataki also talked about how he wants to change the culture in Washington. He described Washington as being ruled by elites, who control how Americans run their lives.

"They speak a different language. They think they're better than us," Pataki said.

He commented on Hillary Clinton, Democratic presidential candidate, who spent hours on Thursday being questioned before the Congressional Select Committee on Benghazi.

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  • The current Republican field cries out for a shakeup . . . Do not underestimate [Pataki] . . . He's a stone-cold political killer.
    Huffington Post
  • Don't underestimate the impact of his big brain on the debate stage.
    Mark Halperin
    Bloomberg News
  • Of all the potential candidates, Mr. Pataki has made the most trips to New Hampshire, something that has drawn attention . . .
    Thomas Rath
    former New Hampshire National Republican Committeeman
  • Anyone who says that the 2016 stage has been set has not met George Pataki.
    Ken Salazar
    Former United States Secretary of the Interior
  • George Pataki would make a more formidable Republican candidate than many seem to appreciate.
    Bernie Quigley
    New York Observer
  • Here's a guy who was mayor of Peekskill and figured out how to become Governor of New York. So I wouldn't underestimate him ...
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