Mayor Bill de Blasio approached Gov. Andrew Cuomo to apologize to the NYPD, as the fight between the two Democrat politicians gave no indication of subsiding despite New York City being torn apart by rioting.
“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.”
De Blasio’s comments come after Cuomo called de Blasio’s handling of riots in the city a “disgrace”, even going as far as saying he has the power to “displace” the mayor from the situation.
“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.”