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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is utterly shameless.
He is the worst mayor in all of America and a pandering political hack.
The latest example of de Blasio’s pandering came last night on CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. Mayor de Blasio said, OUT LOUD, that all large gatherings are banned, except protests like BLM.
.@NYCMayor tells Wolf Blitzer he's banning all large gatherings through September, because it's "just not the time."
Is he banning protests? Nope.
"This is a historic moment of change. We have to respect that." pic.twitter.com/clNzf6XTZw
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 10, 2020
“It means things like parades, you know things that here in the city could mean not just thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands of people,” said de Blasio of his ban. “It’s just not time for that now.”
“What about protests? If people want to march down Fifth Avenue, are they gonna be allowed to do so?” asked Blitzer.
“Look, Wolf, this is always an area of real sensitivity. If you’re just talking about health, we would always say hey folks you know stay home if you can,” responded de Blasio.
“But we understand this moment in history people are talking about the need for historic changes,” he added.
“I mean today, in New York City, you know, recognizing the power and the meaning of the message Black Lives Matter, which we did in front of Trump Tower today, this is a historic moment of change,” de Blasio continued, “we have to respect that, but also say to people, the kinds of gatherings we’re used to, the the parades, the fairs, we just can’t have that while we’re focusing on health right now.”
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Glad de Blasio is so understanding of people’s right to protest, so long as they are on his side of the political aisle. Don’t protest his stupid policies though! Don’t you dare go to church either (although he is now graciously allowing limited church gatherings).
He respects “a historic moment of change” but, unfortunately, has not respected other groups’ right to protest. He has also been very restrictive with churches and religious gatherings.
The man is a hypocrite and political hack. Can someone please step up and sue de Blasio for this unequal treatment under the law? Bill de Blasio is not a dictator and should not be able to decide that some people can gather in large numbers and others cannot depending on whether or not he deems the cause for the gathering worthy. If 5,000 people can gather on the street to protest police or march for Black Lives Matter, then they can gather in a church!
Don’t forget when de Blasio said this in early June:
“When you see a nation, an entire nation, simultaneously grappling with an extraordinary crisis seeded in 400 years of American racism,” Mr. de Blasio said. “I’m sorry, that is not the same question as the understandably aggrieved store owner or the devout religious person who wants to go back to services.”
How is this at all based on science? Does COVID-19 spread in large groups or not? Is it extremely dangerous and deadly or not? If it spreads in churches and at parades and festivals, then it spreads at protests!
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