Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today that the Boston Marathon bombings is a terrible situation and that the random acts of violence are “the new normal” in society, Gannett’s Haley Viccaro reports.
“We have a very good relationship with Massachusetts, they have been very kind to us in many circumstances,” Cuomo said in an interview on the Capitol Pressroom radio show this morning. “We also have a very good level of cooperation on storms, when utility lines are down, etcetera.”
Cuomo said he has a good relationship with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick since they worked together during the Clinton Administration. He said that he believes Patrick is doing “a good job” and that he is “a big fan.”
Conservatives have expressed concern about the battle over immigration reform since the Boston Marathon bombings. Cuomo, a Democrat, said conservatives would use anything to oppose immigration reform and that it is not indicative of anything.
“I think they are two totally unrelated situations. This is terrorism. This is a legality. This is spreading of fear, and this is national security,” Cuomo said. “Intelligent immigration reform is renewing and refreshing of society, that is what made this country great in the first place and will continue to make it great.”