During a press conference on Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to ‘displace’ NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio after he refused to accept help from the National Guard in the midst of riots and looting.
“The NYPD and New York City mayor did not do their job last night,” Cuomo said. “I think the mayor underestimates the scope of the problem and the duration of the problem. What happened in NYC was inexcusable.”
“My option is to displace the mayor of New York City and bring in the National Guard as the governor in an emergency and basically you would have to take over the mayor’s job,” Cuomo added.
According to reports, the NYPD arrested more than 700 protesters overnight. Looters damaged the flagship Macy’s department store in midtown Manhattan, emptied a Nike store and broke storefront windows near Rockefeller Center.
Despite this, de Blasio has refused help from the National Guard.
Minneapolis and DC were subdued last night by their presence, but apparently de Blasio doesn’t think he needs their help.
Take a look at some of the clips from the chaos last night in New York. If only de Blasio was as tough on rioters as he is on the Jewish community!
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