New York Metropolis Mayor Bill de Blasio blasted “disgraced” now-former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying the embattled profession politician may have exited with grace however selected narcissism as an alternative.
“We’re turning a web page now in New York, thank God,” de Blasio instructed MSNBC’s Willie Geist throughout an in-person interview on “Morning Joe.”
Cuomo, who usually sparred with de Blasio, left workplace at 12:00 a.m, two weeks after he introduced he would resign slightly than face a probable impeachment battle after Lawyer Basic Letitia James discovered that he sexually harassed a number of ladies. Cuomo submitted his resignation letter late Monday to the leaders of the state Meeting and Senate.
A visibly giddy de Blasio mentioned he would have the ability to work carefully with new Gov. Kathy Hochul, who was sworn in after midnight throughout an off-the-cuff ceremony.
“We have now to struggle again COVID, that’s what we now have to work on collectively, combating again the Delta variant, determining the way in which to construct this restoration… we now have a number of work to do collectively, however think about doing the work collectively, which wasn’t doable, Willie, I do know it will shock you,” de Blasio mentioned. “It was not doable with the earlier incumbent.”
Cuomo praised Democratic mayoral nominee Eric Adams on his approach out the door, which many observers thought of a parting shot at de Blasio. Nevertheless, the present mayor didn’t appear notably bothered by Cuomo’s rhetoric.
“Properly, when somebody disgraced takes a shot at you, I suppose inadvertently, that’s a praise, proper? The underside line is, it’s very unhappy that Andrew Cuomo may have had a second of grace, may have talked concerning the ladies he wronged, may have talked concerning the seniors we misplaced in these nursing houses, may have introduced it to a human degree, however there’s a narcissism there that doesn’t enable him to see something however himself,” de Blasio mentioned. “In a approach, I’m very unhappy for his household.”
De Blasio then mentioned it might be a “message to individuals in public life” that having an excessive amount of energy usually ends in “one thing unhealthy” taking place to you.
The Related Press contributed to this report.