The New York Post has called for Mayor Bill de Blasio to be removed from his position because he ‘does not care’ about the people of the city.
In an extraordinary editorial, the publication claimed de Blasio is responsible for the deaths of children because of child services failures and is also to blame for the growing number of homeless on city streets.
It called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove de Blasio, ‘for the good of the city’.
It also highlighted how De Blasio gave his wife $850 million for her ThriveNYC mental-health initiative, and when questioned by the City Council, ‘she couldn’t come up with one thing it succeeded in doing’.
The editorial comes after de Blasio defended being 1,000-miles away in Iowa when 73,000 New Yorkers were left without power during a blackout on Saturday night.
The New York Post has called on mayor Bill de Blasio to be removed from his position, in an editorial
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for being out of town campaigning in Iowa while Manhattan was plunged into darkness by a blackout
The mayor was left tweeting about the crisis on Saturday night as he went about his 2020 presidential election campaign in Iowa.
De Blasio, is a long-shot candidate for the Democratic nomination in a large field of competitors and is polling at 0.3%, according to the latest polls.
The New York Post highlighted this in its editorial, adding: ‘He must know he has no chance of winning the Democratic nomination, polling as he does below 1 percent, but still spends much of his time in South Carolina, Nevada and Iowa.
‘And we sit here, in the dark, wondering about the infrastructure not being worked on, the disorder not being addressed, the city he’s too indifferent to run.’
Throughout the extraordinary piece, the publication accuses de Blasio of being selfish and of not caring about the city.
It says that de Blasio ‘only cares about de Blasio’, while slamming the mayor’s record on children, housing and infrastructure.
It called on Governor Andrew Cuomo to remove de Blasio, ‘for the good of the city.’
The 2020 candidate for president was on the campaign trail in Waterloo when power outages struck a wide swath of Manhattan in the early evening Saturday
Mayor de Blasio said he was ‘taking charge’ of the situation in New York 1,000 miles in Iowa
A large section of Manhattan’s Upper West Side and Midtown neighborhoods are seen in darkness from above during Saturday’s major power outage
The mayor was slammed for his $773 million Renewal program, aimed at turning around failing schools.
According to the New York Post, this failed and he only succeeded in keeping children trapped in failing schools.
The editorial says: ‘He runs the largest, greatest city in America, but Bill de Blasio is bored. He doesn’t relish New York. Doesn’t ride its subways, see its shows, eat in its restaurants (except for one cafe near his gym). Once he realized he didn’t need the votes anymore, he skipped the Puerto Rican Day Parade this year.’
It attacked the mayor over his record with the New York Housing Authority, which was found to have lied about lead-paint inspections that could lead to children being poisoned.
The federal government eventually set up a monitor to keep track of the NYHA.
It also criticized de Blasio for publicly blasting the NYPD and accusing police officers of racism.
The police force have turned their backs on him multiple times during speeches and funerals of officers.
The editorial ends with: ‘Per the City Charter and the state Constitution, the governor can suspend the mayor immediately for 30 days, then prepare charges, present de Blasio with them, give him a chance to answer them — and finally officially remove him. Or the mayor could do the right thing and resign.
‘Either way, Bill de Blasio must go. Now.’