By The Blaze. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio added his name to the already crowded field of Democrats vying for their party’s presidential nomination and a chance to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020 last week. . .
The city’s “committee on mayoral inability” — a five-member body of elected officials — could declare De Blasio “temporarily unable to discharge the powers and duties,” effectively removing him from office, if he abandons the Big Apple on the path to the White House. . .
The city charter explains that mayoral succession was designed for instances where the city’s mayor is removed by the governor or times when the mayor is too sick to perform his duties, but leaves open the possibility for “other” reasons, including when the mayor is absent from the city. . .
However, former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani, who now works as a personal attorney to President Donald Trump, said De Blasio will not be missed in the city — whether he’s there or not. (Read more from “Bill De Blasio’s Presidential Campaign Could Backfire — and Leave Him Jobless” HERE)
Bill De Blasio Could Lose His Job over White House Bid If He’s Not Careful
By NY Post. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential dreams had better not make him too neglectful of his day job — or he could lose it, under a never-before-used clause in the city charter.
The poison pill buried in the document’s dense legalese is the “committee on mayoral inability,” a five-member body with the power to declare the mayor “temporarily unable to discharge the powers and duties” of the office.
Comptroller Scott Stringer — who has publicly worried about the mayor’s distraction — is a member, along with City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., the longest-serving of the city’s five beeps.
The committee would also include two mayoral appointees, Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter and a deputy mayor to be named later, by de Blasio himself. (Read more from “Bill De Blasio Could Lose His Job over White House Bid If He’s Not Careful” HERE)