The Hotel Trades Council, a labor union allied with Gov. Andrew Cuomo, blasted the comments made by Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Tim Wu on Wednesday that were supportive of Airbnb.

Wu in a radio interview on The Capital Pressroom was critical of efforts to reign in the online rental service, saying that while he’s not opposed to regulating the business, the state sometimes “regulates first and asks questions later.”

HTC, a labor group that endorsed Cuomo and his preferred running mate, former Rep. Kathy Hochul, this week, blasted Wu as a “so-called Democrat.”

“So-called Democrat Tim Wu sounds more like a Rand Paul Republican when he shills for illegal hotel companies that cloak themselves in a facade of high-tech, but are really just slightly innovate ways to exacerbate our City’s affordable housing crisis,” said Josh Gold, the union’s political director. “Before pushing his deregulation agenda, Professor Wu might want to peek out of his Ivory tower and learn a little bit about New York’s unique hotel industry that provides middle class jobs with free family healthcare and retirement security to tens of thousands of diverse New Yorkers.”

This isn’t the first time Wu’s comments on Airbnb have been met with criticism. Advocates for affordable housing blasted his comments made to Capital New York.

Those statements were released by Austin Shafran of Metropolitan Public Strategies, a firm founded by Neal Kwatra, who is a former Hotel Trades Council political director.