The mayor of any large city has many responsibilities, but one of the most important is supporting the police officers who risk their lives on a daily basis.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio apparently doesn’t think that’s very important. The Democrat official just blew off NYPD’s cadet graduation ceremony in favor of a secretive flight to Europe to be part of anti-capitalist protests.
According to the New York Post and Bloomberg, the liberal mayor was off to attend anti-Trump demonstrations in Germany, but his questionable trip was kept under wraps until a mere 90 minutes prior to departure.
“A last-minute announcement said he ‘will attend several events surrounding the G-20 Summit, including Saturday’s Hamburg Zeigt Haltung rally,’” the Post reported.
Bloomberg elaborated on the plans and explained that de Blasio will be the “keynote speaker at a demonstration against President Donald Trump’s policies and the growth of right-wing populist movements in Europe.”
Skipping the graduation ceremony of NYPD cadets becoming full-fledged police officers would be in poor taste at any time, but the move is even more odd in light of the murder of a New York police officer just days ago.
On Wednesday, a veteran female NYPD officer named Miosotis Familia was shot in the head while she sat in a marked police car. The shocking incident was called a “cop assassination” by law enforcement officials.
“Unbelievable. Instead of jet-setting around the world, he should be here doing his job,” assemblywoman and possible Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis stated about de Blasio’s snub.
“A police officer was murdered, street homelessness has skyrocketed and people continue to get delayed on the trains,” she said.
The head of the NYPD’s Sergeants Benevolent Association, a police union, also had harsh words for the Democrat mayor.
“As the city mourns, its leader flees,” said Ed Mullins. “And then he wonders why he has a problem with the police. A real leader stays with the city in this time of hardship.”
He’s exactly right. It was no secret that Bill de Blasio had problems with New York’s finest, but jetting to Europe to join leftist groups and protest Trump is absolutely disgraceful, especially when it comes just days after a good cop was killed in cold blood.
Hopefully, the voters in New York City are finally noticing.
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