New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) revealed Tuesday that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) refused assistance from the state’s National Guard to thwart widespread looting as protests and riots rage over the death of George Floyd.
In his daily press briefing, Cuomo issued stinging criticism of De Blasio and the New York Police Department, saying Monday evening’s failed attempt to quell violence unrest was “inexcusable.” . . .
#BREAKING: Cuomo says de Blasio can be "displaced" and that he can "take over the Mayor's job."
Cuomo: "The NYPD and the Mayor did not do their job last night…It was a disgrace." pic.twitter.com/NizwmXyW9H
— The Hill (@thehill) June 2, 2020
The governor explained that he offered cities around the state, including the Big Apple, help from the National Guard to stop looting, but De Blasio rejected the offer.
“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 then explained. “I don’t think we’re at the point,” he said, before adding the move would yield a “chaotic situation” that “wouldn’t make any sense.” (Read more from “WATCH: Cuomo Blasts NYC Mayor for Refusing National Guard’s Help” HERE)