New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the press earlier this afternoon regarding the looting and rioting that has been occurring in New York City. Cuomo stated that the NYPD and the mayor (NYC Mayor DeBlasio) did not do their job last night – I believe that.”
Governor Cuomo noted that the New York City Police Department has 38,000 police officers and is the largest police force in the nation. He said that police force needs to be used to “protect property and people.”
Look at the videos – it was a disgrace.” I believe that. I believe the mayor underestimates the scope of the problem and the duration of the problem. I
“It’s inarguable that it was not addressed last night. Facts.” “There are still facts in life.” “What happened in New York City was inexcusable, Cuomo added. He further noted that “I have offered the national guard” and the mayor has said “I can handle it with the police.”
Cuomo advised that his option is to “displace” the Mayor and bring in the national guard as governor to take over the Mayor’s job. You would have to displace the mayor. Cuomo said he does not believe he is “at that point,” however.