Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a statement Tuesday following the abrupt resignation of Governor Andrew Cuomo; calling his decision to step aside is “for the good of all New York.”
“Make no mistake, this is the result of survivors bravely telling their stories. It was past time for Andrew Cuomo to resign and it’s for the good of all New York,” posted de Blasio on Twitter.
Make no mistake, this is the result of survivors bravely telling their stories. It was past time for Andrew Cuomo to resign and it’s for the good of all New York.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) August 10, 2021
“New York tough means New York loving, and I love New York and I love you,” Cuomo said during his televised statement. “I would never want to be unhelpful in any way, and I think given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing, and therefore, that’s what I’ll do.”
“In my mind, I’ve never crossed the line with anyone, but I didn’t realize the extent to which the line has been redrawn,” he added. “There are generational and cultural shifts that I just didn’t fully appreciate. And I should have, no excuses.”
Cuomo will formally step-down two weeks from Tuesday, handing over control to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul.
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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!”
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DE BLASIO SPIRALS: 400+ Shootings in NYC Since March, Mayor Says ‘I’m Going to Answer in the Positive!’
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continued to deflect criticism as violent crime spirals out of control in the nation’s biggest metropolis; saying Big Apple residents must work together to “get past this tough moment in history.”
There have been more than 400 shootings in New York City since March 1st.
“People can ask questions in the negative, I’m going to answer in the positive,” Hizzoner said. “I think this is a little inside baseball, with all due respect.”
— New York Post (@nypost) June 8, 2021
“We are doing what we’ve got to do to set the strategies in place to get past this really tough moment in our city’s history — and we will overcome it,” he added.
“Next they will announce a new program called ‘community policing,'” the person added. “The truth is crime is out of control, these cops feel they have their hands tied and feel no one in City Hall will back them.”
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