On Monday’s broadcast of Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” National Review senior editor Jonah Goldberg weighed in on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of last weekend’s killing of two New York City police officers.
According to Goldberg, de Blasio had failed his city in numerous way and has not proactive in handling the aftermath of the shooting of the two police officers.
“I think Bill de Blasio has had one of the worst weeks in politics I can remember,” Goldberg said. “He is really, in many ways is just a sniveling coward. We have this guy with the North Korea attack threatening movie theaters, rather than Bill de Blasio stepping up and saying, ‘We’re not going to let this happen, this is our city,’ sending the cops in and defending these places from terrorists, he just sort of went and hid under his desk. And when you have these, this horrible attacks on these two police officers, as I have heard he still hasn’t met with the families.”
“He’s basically holed up in his castle at Gracie Mansion and, when you think about how quickly he leapt to side with protesters, the anti-cop protesters, and how quickly and eagerly he embraced Al Sharpton and much like the president and Eric Holder,” he continued. “Meanwhile his reluctance to anything like that, guys that work for him and work for the city when they have been murdered in cold blood, you know, rationally you don’t have to look at it very closely. Emotionally it is profound. What he is doing it is an argument he should resign.”
Goldberg went on to add de Blasio’s demeanor is much a product of New York City in the 1970s, which featured an anti-police sentiment.
“I grew up in the New York City in the 1970s,” he added. “Everyone joked that when de Blasio came in, we’re going back to ‘That ’70s Show.’ This is was sort of one of the missing ingredients, a war on cop — rhetorical on cops, literal war on cops. It’s heartbreaking to see a replay of all this but Bill de Blasio, he is a museum piece. He is a creature of the sort of 1970s left of New York City. That’s where all the sympathies lie. That is where his instincts come from. He simply don’t know how to be any other kind of mayor it seems.”
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