DeRosa Rails About Hochul. Former top Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa levied strong criticism on the Governor. Writing in the Daily Beast, she called Hochul a tone deaf “phony progressive”. She cited her positions on cutting edge issues, terming her ‘a former NRA A-rated conservative Democrat who previously boasted about how many times she voted against “Obamacare”.’ Strong words from the Cuomo camp. The ex-Governor decried Hochul’s incompetence and backdoor deals, a direct reference to the Bills stadium funding. It reeks of special interest as her husband’s concession company stands to make a fortune off the new arena. DeRosa Rails About Hochul. The former administration clearly has several bones to pick with the incumbent !!