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NEW YORK — A constitutional crisis could be brewing if President Donald Trump flouts states’ joint plans to reopen their local economies on their own terms, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul warned Tuesday.

Hochul told PIX11’s Dan Mannarino state governors established their authority in handling the coronavirus crisis early on because of a lack of federal leadership.

“We’re the ones who shut it down, so it’s logical that we’d be the ones to open it up once again,” she said.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the governors of New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island announced Monday a task force would draft a multi-state strategy for reopening local economies amid the coronavirus crisis.

President Donald Trump, however, later asserted that he has total authority over reopening the economy on a federal level.

Hochul said if the president were to override the multi-state plan, he would create a constitutional crisis.

“I don’t think we want to head into a constitutional crisis,” she said. “There are rights that are reserved to the state if they are not taken up by the federal government, and those rights are the ones we plan to exercise.”