With plenty of problems to keep him occupied at home, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will hit the campaign trail this week to officially endorse socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders.
Of course, this was a common complaint when de Blasio was running himself, that he was neglecting his duties as mayor of America’s largest city.
As Mayor de Blasio heads to Nevada on Sunday to join Sanders at a rally in Carson City, Staten Island City Councilman Joe Borelli appeared on Fox & Friends to say the endorsement comes as no surprise
“These two are kindred spirits,” he said of Sanders and de Blasio. “They both vacation and honeymoon in socialist countries.”
Pointing to de Blasio’s anemic national polling, Borelli questioned any short-term benefit Sanders may think he can get from de Blasio.
“This guy is not doing a great job as mayor,” he insisted. “If you’re Bernie Sanders and your biggest selling point is that socialist far-left government will work for the people I don’t know if Bill de Blasio is the right poster boy for you.”
Borelli also noted that Sanders can’t send the hard-left mayor to places like Florida and the Carolinas.
“This is where all New Yorkers fled people like him,” he quipped.
Fox News host Griff Jenkins would rattle off a laundry list of problems in New York City, to include an ever-growing homeless population.
“Bill de Blasio should come back and focus on being Mayor Bill de Blasio, not failed potential president Bill de Blasio,” the Republican city councilman said.
Another issue is bail reform, where under de Blasio’s leadership, cash bail has been eliminated on many offenses, and when suspects are released from jail, they’re being given a free Metro card to ride the subways, two debit cards with $25 on each, and a burner cell phone.
“People are laughing at us,” Borelli said, noting how one person arrested over 160 times praised bail reform under the Democrats.
He is pushing for a referendum on the ballot to get the public’s opinion of the matter.
“We’re trying to push the legislature to put it on the ballot,” Borelli explained. “If this is so great, as the bail reform advocates, the pro-criminal advocates tell us, sell it to the [New York] public. Let us decide whether we rather have criminals getting out of jail or criminals in jail.”
Jenkins noted that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., another socialist, wants to give the program more time.
“Sometimes I’m not so sure AOC is on this planet, but I wish she spent more time in New York seeing how bail reform is failing the people,” Borelli responded.
It was just one week ago that a gunman tried to assassinate two NYPD officers and New York City’s Sergeants Benevolent Association declared war on Mayor de Blasio, proclaiming that they have no respect for the Democrat mayor.
When de Blasio was running for president, there was an incident that went viral that drew attention to the absentee mayor.
A video of an irate Italian business owner in the city blasting de Blasio after a thug broke up his business swept the nation. As officers detain the suspect, he revels in all the attention, busting out a rap while they put him in handcuffs.
People like Andrew Pollack, who lost a daughter in Parkland, Fla., responded to say that if de Blasio can get his own city under control, they sure as heck don’t want him running our country.
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