In what has never been a love fest, the governor of New York is at it again with the Mayor of its biggest city, New York City.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to apologize to the NYPD, as the feud between the two Democrat politicians showed no sign of abating despite New York City being ripped apart by rioting.
In the latest salvo between the two, de Blasio said Cuomo owed an apology to the cops who have been battling rioting over several nights in the city.
“He dishonored the men and women of the NYPD in an absolutely inappropriate way for any leader to do,” de Blasio said on 1010 Wins talk radio Tuesday.
“Any elected official who blames the NYPD while they were out there fighting in the streets to restore order, protect people – that’s disgraceful.”
The mayor added: “He owes an apology to 36,000 hardworking men and women who have been putting their lives on the line for all of us.”
Their latest feud blew open when Cuomo called de Blasio’s handling of the riots a “disgrace“, he went on to say that maybe the people of the city would be better served if he used his power and ‘displaced’ the Mayor.
“The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night, I believe that,” Cuomo said Tuesday.
“You have 38,000 NYPD people, it is the largest police department in the United States of America,” he said. “Use 38,000 people and protect property. Use the police, protect property and people. Look at the videos, it was a disgrace.”
He went on to say he has the “option is to displace the mayor … bring in the National Guard” and essentially “take over.” However, he said, “I don’t think we’re at that point.”
This is just the latest episode of the fight between the New York power players.
It was not put at rest when Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, told “Hannity” that Cuomo should remove de Blasio from his seat of power due to negligence.
“The de Blasio-Cuomo problem is a special problem,” Giuliani said. “They hate each other. And frankly, de Blasio is completely incompetent. And the governor, really in good conscience, should replace him because he’s the sole reason why the New York City Police Department isn’t acting.”
“And it really wasn’t fair of the governor, who attacked the police department. He should have attacked de Blasio.”
New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea also ripped Cuomo’s remarks about the NYPD’s effectiveness
“Any comments placing the blame for where we are, on the situation, on the backs of the men and women of this police department that are putting their lives on the line, Neil [Cavuto], I think is disgraceful and [they] should be ashamed of themselves,” Shea told “Your World‘. “There is politics, and there is what is right, and that is a disgraceful comment.”
Earlier Tuesday, de Blasio extended the cities curfew at 8 p.m. until the end of this week.
Last night looters continued to break into stores, this was despite the curfew, but reports are these riots were smaller then they were just the night before.
To fight the looters, the police put in checkpoints on the street to block all unauthorized vehicles. I some places where marchers protested, it was done peacefully; in others, there was rioting once more.