Outgoing Mayor Bill de Blasio is keeping his options open as he leaves office, hinting at a possible run for New York Governor following the resignation of Andrew Cuomo over allegations of sexual misconduct.
“Reports of top officials from around the Empire State exploring a possible run for governor included New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio this week. Politico reported the term-limited mayor has started speaking with supporters about a potential run in 2022,” reports NBC New York.
“The mayor made his first public comments on that report during a series of cable news appearance Friday morning to discuss the ongoing recovery efforts in the wake of Ida’s deadly assault on the Northeast. During an interview with MSNBC’s Willie Geist, de Blasio gave his closest confirmation yet on a future after leaving Gracie Mansion,” adds the outlet.
De Blasio on Friday confirmed he's exploring a future in public office, which appears to include a potential run for governor.https://t.co/yRIwm770Aa
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) September 3, 2021
“There’s been some reporting that you’ve been calling around to labor groups to look into a possible run for the governor’s office yourself. Are you considering a run to be the next governor of New York?” host Willie Geist asked.
“I want to keep working on crucial issues and causes particularly care about things like education for our kids,” said de Blasio. “I want to keep serving in one way or another in the future, so I’m going to look at different options, absolutely.
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DE BLASIO SPIRALS: 2 NYPD Shot, 1 Stabbed, Mayor Says Protests Remind Him of John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’
Two members of the NYPD were shot in Brooklyn overnight Monday and another officer stabbed in the neck as protesters defied an 8pm curfew imposed by beleaguered Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“The melee unfolded when a suspect approached a cop on Church Avenue near Flatbush Avenue at about 11:45 p.m. and stabbed him in the neck, a police source said,” reports the New York Post.
Meanwhile, the mayor faced a growing backlash after saying the violent situation reminded him of John Lennon’s utopian anthem ‘Imagine.’
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: "I don't mean to make light of this but I'm reminded of the song 'Imagine' by John Lennon." pic.twitter.com/ElerZgB2y3
— The Hill (@thehill) June 3, 2020
“I don’t mean to make light of this. But I’m reminded of the song ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon. We played it at my inauguration! What about a world where people got along differently? What about a world where we didn’t live with a lot of the restrictions that we live with now,” said De Blasio. “We’re not there yet. The protest movement themselves is how we make progress!”
Read the full report at the New York Post.
DE BLASIO SPIRALS: Embattled Mayor Says Spike in CoVID Hospitalizations Has Nothing to do With Protests
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters he would be “surprised” if a recent spike in CoVID-19 hospitalizations was related to the ongoing George Floyd protests taking place in all five boroughs.
“I would be surprised if that’s what’s causing it,” de Blasio said Friday. “I think we’re much more likely in the next week [or] 10 days to see a manifestation, if there is one.”
“It is dangerous to be close together,” he admitted. “I don’t like that.”
Watch Bill de Blasio get Booed at a George Floyd Memorial.
How embarrassing. pic.twitter.com/iaEzWStJNP
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 4, 2020
“If you were at one of those protests, I would, out of an abundance of caution, assume that you are infected,” Governor Cuomo said Thursday. “One person, one person can infect hundreds if you were at a protest.”
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