Millions of New Yorkers are counting down the final hours of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s time in office. The outgoing Democrat will be replaced by former NYPD Captain Eric Adams on January 1st.
Here are a few of de Blasio’s worst comments while leading the nation’s largest city in the last 12 months.
- “If we think we’re going to deal with structural racism and segregation without redistributing wealth, we’re kidding ourselves.” -December 2020.
- “We need to do something transformational at this point in our history, something unprecedented, and that’s why today I’m naming a racial justice commission. This is unlike any approach you’ve ever seen in the history of New York City or, honestly, in any major city in America, any state in America. We’ve never had a model for actually addressing structural racism… formally apologizing for it.” March 2021
- “Vaccinate. If you choose not to, you have the right to go on unpaid leave… We’re not going to pay people unless they’re vaccinated.” -October 2021
- “This [Rittenhouse] verdict is disgusting and it sends a horrible message to this country. Where is the justice in this? We can’t let this go. We need stronger laws to stop violent extremism from within our own nation. Now is the time.” November 2021
- “Everywhere, we need vaccine mandates. I’ve said it to Mayors all over the country… CEOs, everyone. Implement vaccine mandates now!” November 2021
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: 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.”
Read the full report at Fox News.