New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio enacted a coronavirus vaccine mandate Monday for private-sector staff with solely three days left in his time period and metropolis councilman Joe Borelli identified that companies will now really feel pressured to decide whether or not to remain or go.
“Sadly although, it does pressure to the desk a selection that many personal employers are going to have and that’s whether or not to remain in New York,” he advised “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “That is the course that individuals are going to proceed to maneuver in, authorities leaders, then, once more, it’s a must to ask your self – why would personal employers wish to keep in New York Metropolis?”
“This can be a frustration and I don’t know when it ends.”
Borelli questioned the legality of the mayor’s mandate, urgent that he doesn’t suppose it’s in style amongst New Yorkers.
“The mayor of New York shouldn’t be a dictator,” he mentioned. “The commissioner can’t bust down the door of an insurance coverage firm and spherical up folks on the water cooler. So I don’t know if this withstands the authorized challenges that myself and different allies across the metropolis will deliver.”
Whereas de Blasio’s days in Gracie Mansion are numbered, Borelli shared his optimism for incoming mayoral-elect Eric Adams and his potential to show round de Blasio insurance policies.
“Adams could be the kind of mayor who needs to deliver again jobs and revitalize a post-pandemic metropolis, otherwise you could be the kind of mayor that goes down the rabbit holes of infinite mandates and infinite restrictions,” he mentioned. “You possibly can’t be each of these issues and I hope Adams chooses properly.”