GOP mayoral nominee Curtis Sliwa on Wednesday blasted Democratic rival Eric Adams’ victory lap — after Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared the Brooklyn borough president the subsequent mayor months forward of the final election.
“The continued coronation for Eric Adams this time was performed by Gov. Cuomo in Brooklyn in a location that I’ve spent loads of time patrolling over time on Nostrand Avenue,” the Guardian Angel founder mentioned at a Manhattan press convention Wednesday denouncing his adversary’s “controversial” joint occasion on the Lenox Highway Baptist Church.
“Let me let Andrew Cuomo and everybody else know he isn’t the mayor of New York, he’s the Democratic nominee,” Sliwa mentioned.
“Nevertheless it’s just like the victory lap continues, and there’s no suggestion that there must be debates on these points as a result of we’ve got actual variations. Actual variations as his common marketing campaign continues,” Sliwa mentioned.
Adams and Cuomo spoke to the press about gun violence with the governor declaring the Brooklyn borough president– who narrowly gained the Democratic major final week– “the subsequent mayor of New York Metropolis.”
Adams additionally joined a gun violence summit with President Biden earlier this week– an occasion that didn’t embody present Mayor Invoice de Blasio.
Adams is closely favored to win the November common election and change into the largely Democratic metropolis’s subsequent mayor, however he nonetheless hasn’t been elected to the place by voters.
The governor was effusive in his reward for Adams, saying he had the “braveness and competence’ to guide the Large Apple’s restoration from the coronavirus pandemic. Adams was much less complimentary of the governor.
Throughout one of many Democratic major debates Adams didn’t increase his hand when requested if he would really like the governor’s assist in his mayoral bid. When requested by a reporter about that stance Wednesday Adams mentioned, “I didn’t get an endorsement at present. The governor mentioned he would work with me and I’m certain he would have labored with any mayor.”
A spokesman for the governor mentioned Sliwa is “a politician attempting to create hay throughout a severe emergency and I’m certain New Yorkers see proper by means of that.” Cuomo has declared town’s gun violence epidemic a “catastrophe emergency.”
Reps for Adams didn’t instantly return messages in search of remark.