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SO SORRY: NYC Health Boss ‘Apologizes’ to the NYPD, Says Masks Were ‘In Short Supply’

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.18.20

New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot publicly apologized to the NYPD Monday after recent revelations she denied life-saving equipment to the Department earlier this year; telling one official “I don’t give two rats a**es about your cops.”

“The members of the NYPD fight valiantly every day to keep New Yorkers safe,” Barbot said in a statement Monday.

“In mid-March, I was asked to provide the NYPD with a half million N-95 masks, while masks and other PPE were in terribly short supply,” she explained. “I wished we had sufficient numbers to meet their full request and were ultimately able to partially fulfill what was sought. This regrettably led to an argument in which words were exchanged between a police official and myself.”

She added: “I apologized to that police official then and today, I apologize to the NYPD for leaving any impression whatsoever that I don’t have utmost respect for our police department, which plays a critical role on the frontlines each and every day to keep our city safe.”

Read the full report here.

BILL DENIES IT! De Blasio Claims He ‘Wasn’t Informed’ of His Own Official’s Rebuke of NYPD

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.17.20

UPDATE:

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio denied Friday knowledge that a senior health official in his own administration rejected a request from the NYPD for face masks during the pandemic; telling reporters “I don’t know why I wasn’t informed but I wasn’t informed.”

“I’ve talked to Chief Monahan and I will be speaking to Commissioner Barbot this weekend,” the mayor said.

“I’ve been speaking with the commissioner constantly throughout this and I remind you we have a team of health care leaders and I’m speaking to any number of them each and every day,” he added. “A couple days ago was the last time I talked to the commissioner, and again we’re going to have a more detailed discussion this weekend. This has been going on for months now, we’ve all been communicating constantly.”

Original Story:

A backlash grew in New York City this week after the Health Commissioner reportedly shot-down a request from the NYPD for face masks; allegedly telling the police department “I don’t give two rats a**es about your cops.”

“Dr. Oxiris Barbot made the heartless remark during a brief phone conversation in late March with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday,” reports the New York Post.

“I don’t give two rats’ a**es about your cops,” Barbot said, according to sources. “I need them for others.”

“What I find disturbing is that this conversation happened two months ago, that the mayor himself was made aware of it and nothing was done,” said the President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association.

“I need to understand what happened here, it does need to be addressed,” de Blasio said. “If it is accurate, the commissioner needs to apologize to the men and women of the NYPD.”

Read the full report at the NY Daily News.

REPORT: NYC Health Boss Refused NYPD Request for Masks, Said ‘I Don’t Give Two Rats A**ES About Your Cops’

posted by Hannity Staff - 5.17.20

A backlash grew in New York City this week after the Health Commissioner reportedly shot-down a request from the NYPD for face masks; allegedly telling the police department “I don’t give two rats a**es about your cops.”

“Dr. Oxiris Barbot made the heartless remark during a brief phone conversation in late March with NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, sources familiar with the matter said Wednesday,” reports the New York Post.

“I don’t give two rats’ a**es about your cops,” Barbot said, according to sources. “I need them for others.”

“What I find disturbing is that this conversation happened two months ago, that the mayor himself was made aware of it and nothing was done,” said the President of the Sergeants Benevolent Association.

“I need to understand what happened here, it does need to be addressed,” de Blasio said. “If it is accurate, the commissioner needs to apologize to the men and women of the NYPD.”

Read the full report at Fox News.

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