Cuomo Defends Moreland Commission

12.05.13 | Bob Price

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is defending his Moreland Commission against critics who say its meant to protect the executive branch, not weed out corruption. The governor defends his 25 member corruption commission, saying it’s focus should be on the legislative rather than the executive branch.  According to the governor, the executive branch isn’t the problem and doesn’t warrant an investigation.  But state republicans note the past two governor’s, David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer were both guilty of ethics violations and the chief executive post should not be immune from added scrutiny.  State GOP chief Ed Cox calls the Moreland commission, a partisan, one-party political witch hunt.