Rudy Giuliani torched New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio as a “disgrace” after videos surfaced of New York City police officers being harassed and attacked.
The former mayor of New York City blasted the current officeholder during “The Ingraham Angle” on Fox News Monday, accusing de Blasio of “absolutely destroying the quality of life in this city.”
(Video: Fox News)
Giuliani told Fox News host Laura Ingraham that this “would never happen in a million years when I was mayor of New York City,” reacting to video footage that showed several attacks on NYPD officers in Harlem as they were doused with water and even hit in the head with a bucket.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) July 23, 2019
The Democrat mayor and 2020 presidential contender declared that the actions were “Completely unacceptable,” vowing “We won’t tolerate this kind of disrespect.”
Completely unacceptable. A video from the 28 Precinct shows people interfering in an arrest by throwing water and objects at officers. The NYPD kept New Yorkers safe through the heatwave and last night’s outages. We won’t tolerate this kind of disrespect. NYPD is investigating. https://t.co/3Yg7f0eAs8
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) July 22, 2019
“Actually, it wouldn’t happen if we didn’t have a progressive, retrogressive, completely lazy mayor in New York City who is absolutely destroying the quality of life in this city,” Giuliani. who served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001, said, referring to de Blasio.
“He’s a disgrace, and actually even Democrats don’t support him and are embarrassed of him,” President Donald Trump’s attorney added.
“And to let that happen, that poor police officer, his morale has been destroyed. The way you reduce crime is to have police officers with high morale,” he said, arguing for how the uniform must be respected.
“I lost almost 100 police officers in the line of duty. I lost a cousin and I have four uncles who were police officers and when I see that uniform disrespected, it should not happen in America. That is anti-American,” Giuliani told Ingraham.
He reiterated his disgust in a tweet on Tuesday, calling out de Blasio as being responsible for the “disrespect for the uniform” being displayed.
This disrespect for the uniform in NYC is result of a Democrat-Progressive (Retrogressive)-Socialist Mayor. This is what happens with knee-jerk disrespect for police. It will only get worse until these Left wing idiots are defeated.
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) July 23, 2019
This is the result of left wing policies of one of the “Progressive” Democrat candidates for President. He is single handedly trying to deconstruct all that the two prior Mayors accomplished. Most be respect for those who protect us. https://t.co/E5PfkOcRox
— Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) July 23, 2019
NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan slammed the “reprehensible” acts and reassured officers that the department has their back.
To NY’s Finest: the work you do every day is remarkable. We trust you to do what is a very difficult job. Use your discretion — make arrests when necessary — and know that you have our support and full confidence. Thank you for what you do day in and day out. Please stay safe. pic.twitter.com/6Px4asur1h
— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) July 22, 2019
Many agreed and condemned the acts, some calling for Giuliani to return and save the city.
Rudy Make NY Great Again ❤️??
— Kelly Lawrence (@Kkellyiscool) July 23, 2019
You were the best Mayor NYC ever had. This kind of thing would never have happened under your watch. Democrats destroy all they touch. One of the reasons why I left NYC. Democrats are bad for America. No doubt about it anymore.
— Richard Dean Are Me (@RicharDeanAreMe) July 23, 2019
The NYPD has been effectively neutered by liberalism. The good citizens of NYC drown them in water, on the streets and the Police walk away. https://t.co/zqqKVOpO5q
— NYC EMS Watch (@NYCEMSwatch) July 22, 2019
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) July 23, 2019
This is shocking to watch and absolutely abhorrent. We ask a lot of the NYPD. They should not have to deal with behavior like this.
To the women and men of the NYPD who serve our city and put their lives on the line for us daily: I’m sorry. https://t.co/xFAeg1AJ47
— NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson (@NYCSpeakerCoJo) July 22, 2019
Let’s be clear: no one deserves to be treated this way while they are just trying to do their jobs.
— Scott M. Stringer (@NYCComptroller) July 22, 2019
New York has a problem when their police are disrespected in this way. If Mayor Giuliani were still in charge these individuals would be in jail. The people of the great city of New York must stand up and vote De Blasio out otherwise it is only going to get worse.
— Gary Miller (@gmollo1115) July 23, 2019
This is messed up. NYC needs another Rudy Giuliani because this crap would not be tolerated. Bill DeBlasio needs to go. He’s allowing Anarchy. https://t.co/BEhlzDNrfm
— Robert Luker (@luker7379) July 23, 2019
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