Rudy Giuliani, now an attorney for President Trump, in an interview with Fox News on Tuesday, Sept. 22, was highly critical of the Democratic mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, whom he called a terrible and extremely dangerous mayor for the city and its citizens.
Giuliani, who served as New York City’s mayor from 1994 to 2001, pointed to de Blasio’s responsibility for the number of deaths caused by the CCP Virus in the city. In a crisis situation like the one we are currently experiencing, people’s lives depend largely on the skills of public officials, Giuliani said.
According to the lawyer’s accusations, de Blasio is a perfect example of an official who did not live up to the responsibilities demanded by the position he holds.
“He has clearly been the worst mayor in the history of the city,” he said. “I can’t tell you how bad he is, how many things he’s done wrong,” said Giuliani.
President Trump, when the contagion of the CCP virus peaked in New York City, decided to send the Navy hospital ship to deal with a possible overflow of patients in health care facilities. Both Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio, without giving logical explanations, chose to make almost no use of it, and finally shortly afterward the ship was moved to Virginia. The state of New York has more than 32,000 deaths to date.
New York, ‘anarchist jurisdiction’
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice designated New York City as an “anarchist jurisdiction.”
Giuliani defended the Justice Department’s ruling and charged that in several of the violent protests that shook the city for many afternoons and nights, police officers refrained from interfering.
Such an attitude, Giuliani said, was not natural for officers. “The New York City Police Department wouldn’t do that unless they were ordered to do that,” he said. “And I believe if you ever held a trial, you could call police commanders who would testify that the mayor personally called them and told them to stand down. I don’t even know if that makes him an accessory to robbery.”
As reported by the Justice Department, New York City was identified, along with Portland and Seattle, as cities that allow violence and property destruction and have refused to take reasonable steps to counter criminal activity.
“When state and local leaders impede their own law enforcement officers and agencies from doing their jobs, it endangers innocent citizens who deserve to be protected, including those who are trying to peacefully assemble and protest,” said Attorney General William P. Barr. “We cannot allow federal tax dollars to be wasted when the safety of the citizenry hangs in the balance.”
The allegations against New York point to the concrete fact that in addition to the well-known cases of violent protests that resulted in looting, destruction of historical monuments, and injured police and civilians, cases of armed confrontations between gangs or individuals increased by almost 200% from the same period in 2019.
Despite the sustained increase in violence, the New York City Council cut $1 billion from the New York City police force budget for Fiscal Year 2021.
At the same time, several New York state prosecutors have refused to prosecute charges of disorderly conduct and violent demonstrations by organized groups.
And finally, both de Blasio and Cuomo have strongly rejected support from federal law enforcement.