June 18, 2020 By Christian Murray
Two resolutions were introduced before the city council Thursday calling for the governor to remove Mayor Bill de Blasio from office.
Council Member Eric Ulrich, a Queens Republican, introduced a resolution seeking the mayor’s ouster for allegedly not keeping the city safe during recent protests.
Meanwhile, Carlos Menchaca, a Brooklyn progressive, introduced a similar no-confidence resolution but on far different grounds. He alleges that the mayor failed to hold the police accountable for acts of brutality.
The legislation introduced by the council members are resolutions—as opposed to bills—and merely call on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to act. The governor can remove the mayor for failing to protect the public in accordance with section 33 of the Public Officers Law and Section 9 of the charter.
In the unlikely event that Cuomo removes the mayor, Jumaane Williams, the public advocate, would become the interim mayor for the remainder of de Blasio’s term.
Ulrich is calling for the mayor’s removal for failing to keep New Yorkers safe.
“Mayor de Blasio has not effectively maintained public order during this period of social unrest,” the resolution reads, adding that it has resulted in “the looting and destruction of businesses large and small and chaos on the streets for many days.”
Ulrich said that the mayor has shown a further lack of judgment in his recent decision to cut the budget of the NYPD. He said that it could lead to the further erosion of public order.
Menchaca’s resolution, however, argues that de Basio has failed to hold law enforcement officials accountable after multiple incidents of police brutality—including many documented incidents against peaceful protesters in recent weeks. He says that the mayor has failed to protect the public from police abuses.
“Mayor de Blasio failed to immediately and unequivocally acknowledge and condemn the use of unnecessary aggression and violence against peaceful protesters, instead consistently praising the performance of the NYPD overall,” Menchaca’s resolution reads.
De Blasio has done a poor job as mayor. He should be immediately removed from office.
I don’t always agree with de Blasio but if he is getting flack from both the extreme ax grinders on the left and right he must be doing something right.
And its voters like you, with laughable “logic”, who are responsible for putting this lame brain in office not only once, but TWICE!!! Thank God you won’t be able to put him in again. Along this same line, I have often wondered how people could have fallen for AOC the first time around and we see what insanity she has brought to the table. The loss of 24 BILLION in tax revenue from the failed Amazon deal in LIC. Just one of her lame brained damaging stances. And here it is , her winning the primary over at least one other truly competent candidate, MCC. Is it so hard to read through their BS??? So many people are like little children in adult bodies. And when the chickens come home to roost, remember that it was you , yourself that voted them in.
Thank you for you reply. However I see you are one of the “ax grinders” ie you are either with me or against me. They have them in the left and right. That is why we are in trouble now today in this country no uniting leadership like Lincoln, the Roosevelts, MLK, LBJ on Civil Rights etc. We have Trump on the right a bigot and Rev. Al on the left, a photo op demagogue.
1-I did not vote for Deblassio. There are things I don’t like about him.
2-Just because I don’t like him doesn’t mean he should be removed from office. You reserve that for high crimes.
3-There is some truth to the logic ie if you are getting flak from the extreme left and right it usually means you are doing something right ie not giving in to the left defund the police nuts but also not listening to the BLM movement does not mean anything nuts jobs on the right.