Citing President Trump's "all-out assault on women," Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul urged first daughter Ivanka Trump to also visit Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the women's rights movement, while she's in Syracuse on Monday.
Hochul, the former Erie County clerk, cited Trump's early statements that advocating for women was "core" to her mission.
"So why do you not speak out against the President's anti-women agenda? Your silence is deafening," Hochul said Sunday, pointing to administration attacks on Planned Parenthood, a focus on abstinence education and the threat to Roe v. Wade posed by the possible appointment of "an extreme conservative Supreme Court Justice."
Hochul said the state is upholding the legacy of Seneca Falls and "from one New Yorker to another, I hope you will join us in this fight."