Fox News’ Judge Jeanine Pirro tore into New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) for “jetting off” to Germany and joining anti-Trump protests with “climate change” activists – instead of doing his job to lead his city in mourning for a recently fallen New York Police Department (NYPD) officer.
De Blasio’s decision not to support the community and local law enforcement after a brutal attack – in favor of pushing his Leftist global green agenda abroad – did not surprise did not surprise many … especially with the mayor’s track record of snubbing the police and embracing sanctuary city politics.
“Last week, NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia was ‘assassinated’ in the Bronx by a career felon, while hundreds of new recruits were sworn-in to the force,” Fox News’ Insider reported. “De Blasio skipped the swearing-in ceremony and was not present in the aftermath of Familia's murder because he was in Gracie Mansion preparing to leave for Hamburg.”
Where’s the mayor?
Calling de Blasio by his real name – Warren Wilhelm, Jr. – Pirro recalled that he has a history of a lack of support for and by his police force, as witnessed in 2015, when dozens of NYPD officers turned their backs on the mayor when he addressed those attending the funeral of fallen officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu.
"De Blasio's anti-cop sentiments [are] deep-rooted," the vocal judge stressed.
Pirro insisted that the mayor of the Big Apple is simply more interested in international “street cred” than in assuming his role of leading the nation’s largest city.
Not stopping there, the conservative legal expert and political analyst argued that de Blasio would rather pursue and embrace his globalist ideals abroad at the “Hamburg Shows Attitude” protest than take care of the people he swore to serve at home.
“Pirro said the mayor sees ‘delusions’ of himself as an international progressive figure, which causes him to ignore his city and jet around the country and the world to join his ideological brethren,” Fox relayed from her program. “Pirro called for the NYPD to again turn their backs on de Blasio when and if he speaks at Familia's funeral.”
Blasted by the competition
Pirro was not the only conservative who noticed that de Blasio shirked his duty to lead his city in favor of protesting President Donald Trump for not bowing down to questionable “science” touted by “global warming” alarmists.
To get her message across, the presumed conservative opponent of de Blasio in this year’s mayoral race, State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-Richmond County), took to Twitter and posted a photoshopped image of the mayor consuming German beer, brats, and wiener schnitzel while donning lederhosen, along with some harsh criticism.
“While #NYC's subways crumble, sex crimes increase double digits, litter on streets pile up & the number of street homeless soars...#G20 pic.twitter.com/JsYoHhHaVG,” Malliotakis tweeted Thursday.
She later commented on the much-talked-about tweet.
“The photo is funny but the issue is serious,” the Right-leaning politician expressed. “Our mayor is neglecting his basic responsibility of managing the city.”
Representing Brooklyn, Staten Island and Bay Ridge, de Blasio’s anticipated conservative challenger also voiced her concern through a local paper.
"He has no business being in Germany protesting,” Malliotakis insisted to the New York Post. “He should be here doing the job he was elected to do."
She also took the opportunity to blast de Blasio on a number of other areas of neglect.
"[De Blasio is] neglecting his basic responsibility of managing this city," she told the New York daily.
Not stopping there, Malliotakis posted a photo of herself next to discarded mattresses and other large trash items that were strewn along a street in Dyker Heights because of an altered garbage collection policy. She retweeted a transit alert with the words, “since our mayor is in Germany” and unable to do so.
“Malliotakis Trashes De Blasio's Redesigned Garbage Trucks Outreach,” read the Republican’s Friday tweet.
Former police detective Bo Dietl, who is competing against de Blasio as an Independent in the mayoral race, also criticized his Democratic foe.
“[De Blasio is] chasing his hippie protest dreams instead of comforting our hero cop's [Familia] children," Dietl posted on Facebook.
Blue lives should matter
Even New York City’s biggest Left-leaning daily noted that lack of support from politically correct groups after Familia’s assassination-style murder was appalling.
“And where is the Black Lives Matter crowd on this one?” the New York Times asked its readers. “Their silence is deafening. Hypocrites one and all.”
New York City Police Commissioner
also discussed the disturbing details around the killing.
“[Familia was] assassinated without warning, without provocation, in a direct attack on police officers assigned to safeguard the people of New York City,” O’Neil informed in a message he delivered to NYPD officers, according to the Times.
It was noted that a similar attack on police took place in the not-so-distant past.
“And once again, the city was plunged into mourning over a targeted police killing that appeared to result in part from a swirl of mental illness and anger at the police, two and a half years after a man with a similar history fatally shot two officers through their patrol car windows,” the Times’ Al Baker and Benjamin Mueller noted.
Despite the gravity of the incident and the major toll the murder has taken on NYC residents and officers alike, de Blasio’s Bavarian excursion communicated to the people of New York that his heart has left the Big Apple and migrated to other concerns overseas.