Democratic NY official allegedly filmed playing hockey after his health dept. closed ice rink
The Democratic executive said he skated alone, but video appears to show him playing with several others
A New York Democratic executive from Erie County has come under scrutiny after being accused of apparently playing hockey with a handful of people at a rink, despite the fact that a nearby rink was closed due to COVID-19 concerns for hosting scrimmages.
Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, a Republican, posted a video that allegedly shows Mark Poloncarz (in all black) shooting around on a hockey rink with up to 14 others.
(TLB) ed: Poloncarz reportedly said: “I skated on the ice BEFORE others skated.” Stated all he did was “shoot by myself and then left.” False.
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Poloncarz previously said that he skated alone on the rink in a Twitter post, before a group skate began.
Mychajliw said he is bothered by the hypocrisy of Poloncarz failing to follow coronavirus-related restrictions, intended to help prevent the spread of the virus, at a time when kids are unable to take to the ice.
“I’m thrilled we can begin the discussion on letting kids play hockey, the same way Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz and his ‘mates’ do,” Mychajliw said in a statement. “I think it’s wonderful Mark Poloncarz plays hockey, shoots the puck around, while his friends engage in scrimmages. Kids and youth leagues should be able to do the same. My issue: political hypocrisy. Rules for thee, but not for me.”
Mychajliw went on to say that the Erie County Executive’s Health Department shut down “Holiday Twin Rinks” for having scrimmages – but the one that Poloncarz played at appears to have escaped the same fate.
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