New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting taken to the woodshed by New York Rep. Max Rose, who is also a captain in the National Guard, who claims that he dropped the ball with his delay in taking action to quell the violent protests in the city.
Rose released a rather scathing rebuke of de Blasio on Tuesday morning, accusing the mayor of allowing these protests, which were supposed to be a call for justice in the case of George Floyd, to spiral down into chaos and violence due to the actions of bad actors who sought to take advantage of the demonstrations.
Here’s more on this from The Washington Examiner:
“Last night demonstrated that the Mayor has lost control of situation once and for all,” Rose wrote. “If we are going to enforce an 8:00 p.m. curfew tonight, then the National Guard must be deployed to assist with that and that alone.”
“The mayhem that occurred in parts of the city last night — the unprecedented looting and attacks on officers and bystanders — was not the work of peaceful protesters,” he said. “It was not part of the movement to ensure justice for George Floyd and victims of police brutality. And anyone who would say so is being dishonest at best.”
At the height of the coronavirus outbreak in New York, Rose actually deployed as an operations officer to provide assistance in fighting against a surge of infected patients.
De Blasio hasn’t exactly been much of a team player lately, often butting heads with Gov. Andrew Cuomo over decisions concerning the coronavirus and now the protests. The pair agreed to institute an 11 p.m. curfew for the city of New York, which hasn’t been done in over a century.