As we go to press, we have just learned that City Comptroller Scott Stringer has thrown his hat in the proverbial ring for the position of mayor of New York City. The election, which is scheduled to take place in 2021 will find Stringer competing against such people as City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Secretary of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan, Maya Wiley, former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa.
There is no doubt that DeBlasio has not only severely tarnished his mayoral legacy but has totally ameliorated it.
The last things that New Yorkers need right now is an anti-police, anti-law enforcement and anti-real estate politician who is seeking power.
Stringer has previously served as Manhattan borough president and as a member of the state Assembly.
For some odd reason, Stringer has seen fit to lace into our brave men and women who serve in our police department. Over the last several months, these intrepid souls who risk their lives each and every day to protect ours have been roundly skewered, condemned and viciously maligned by the increasing numbers of “progressive” elected officials who have sway in this town. And yes, DeBlasio added his two cents into the mix which certainly did not help matters.
Now, Stringer comes along with his political establishment in tow and also jumps on the “politically correct” bandwagon to spew force his mendacious claims about the people who keep us safe every day.
Presently, New York City is witnessing a dramatic upsurge in crime; the likes of which we have not seen in many decades. The current climate in the Big Apple is replete with palpable fear and guys like Stringer who pal around and expect political support from other “progressive” candidates who have been endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America.
And while we’re on the subject, it is noteworthy to mention that while making the announcement for his mayoral bid in his childhood neighborhood of Washington Heights, he also began railing against the real estate industry by bashing developers and bragging about endorsements from top progressive candidates who have initiated legislation that has been hostile to the real estate industry.
When the media asked Stringer if he would accept the endorsement of the Democratic Socialists of America, at first he demurred but when asked again, nodded his head in the affirmative.
We all know where Scott Stringer stands and clearly his interests are diametrically opposed to those of most New Yorkers who want a safe, clean and prosperous city in which to live.