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New York - NY Post Calls On NY Gov. To Oust NYC Mayor, Over Blackout Handling

Published on: July 15, 2019 11:30 AM
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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left center, listens to ConEd President Tim Cawley, right center, Sunday, July 14, 2019, as the mayor visits the site of Saturday night's power outage, on New York's Upper West Side. APNew York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left center, listens to ConEd President Tim Cawley, right center, Sunday, July 14, 2019, as the mayor visits the site of Saturday night's power outage, on New York's Upper West Side. AP

New York - In a scathing op-ed published Sunday night, The New York Post slammed New York City Mayor de Blasio, calling for his removal from office because of his handling of the Saturday night blackout that hit Midtown, leaving tens of thousands in the dark in the midst of the summer’s heat and humidity.

The Post op-ed (nyp.st/2Gd5SlE) described de Blasio’s performance as lackluster, blasting him for his perpetual lateness and for spending hundreds of millions of dollars on pet projects that produce little results, including his wife Chirlane McCray’s Thrive NYC mental health initiative which received $850 million in city funding.  The Post also alleged that the city’s current safe environment is due to programs introduced by de Blasio’s predecessors and charged him with defending failed city agencies whose lack of decisive action has left children both sick and dead.

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The Post called on Cuomo to oust de Blasio from City Hall. Under Section 9 of the New York City charter, the governor has the authority to remove the mayor from office, a process that would begin with a 30 day suspension as charges would be prepared and served to the mayor, who would have the ability to defend his position.  The Post went on to further suggest that de Blasio could spare himself the embarrassment of being removed from office by resigning, adding, “Either way, Bill de Blasio must go. Now.”

As previously reported on VIN News (bit.ly/2GcF7xy), a transformer fire at West 64th Street and West End Avenue knocked out power to tens of thousands of Con Ed customers in a 30 block stretch from Times Square to the Upper West Side.  But it was Governor Andrew Cuomo who hit city streets during the blackout, with de Blasio on a campaign stop in Waterloo, Iowa.

CNN (cnn.it/2YV1Qp2) reported that de Blasio returned to the city late Saturday night, defending his decision to stay in Iowa with no apologies, while 72,000 city residents remained without power.

“When you’re a mayor or governor, you’re going to travel for a variety of reasons,” said de Blasio. “The important thing is to have the hand on the wheel and make sure things are moving effectively and communicate to people even from where I was.  I was able to do that right away with the people in New York City.”

That argument fell flat with Cuomo, who has long been at odds with de Blasio, reported Fox News (fxn.ws/2GbnIVO).

“I can count the number of times I leave the state basically on my fingers,” observed Cuomo, noting that he believes that mayors should always be on-site.



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 Jul 15, 2019 at 11:35 AM Anonymous Says:

Oh please .... what did they think was going to happen ,when he announced his candidacy for President. But while they are at it, throw out Shumer,& Cuomo as well .

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 Jul 15, 2019 at 11:56 AM qazxc Says:

He should be ashamed of himself and start acting like a true leader if he is seriously interested in running for president.

He should not have been campaigning, he should have been playing golf.

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 Jul 15, 2019 at 12:07 PM stamnamefortrump Says:

He should have been locked up for the commi race traitor he is

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 Jul 15, 2019 at 12:21 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #2  
qazxc Says:

He should be ashamed of himself and start acting like a true leader if he is seriously interested in running for president.

He should not have been campaigning, he should have been playing golf.

nothing wrong with golf as long as during a crisis you stop what you are doing and run to help people most affected. Like our president continues to do.

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 Jul 15, 2019 at 12:26 PM Maven Says:

Pure overkill!
The rag NY Post loves splashy news. What could the mayor of done? fix it by himself? They are no better then AOC and her ilks.

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 Jul 15, 2019 at 02:59 PM Anonymous Says:

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Maven Says:

Pure overkill!
The rag NY Post loves splashy news. What could the mayor of done? fix it by himself? They are no better then AOC and her ilks.

you could of (sic) paid more attention in grammar class

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 Jul 15, 2019 at 03:05 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

you could of (sic) paid more attention in grammar class

The pot calling the kettle black! Your grammar is atrocious!

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 Jul 15, 2019 at 03:52 PM NewYorker Says:

Did the Post yell about Bloomberg leaving town for all his business dealings? Or when Lindsay or Koch ran for Prez? The Post is a schmata.

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