The question is ‘fire’….
That question was poised to the Governor , who seldom misses a chance to let the biggest city in America that he’s the governor of the entire state, including the ‘Big Apple’….
Gov. Andrew Cuomo chided Mayor Bill de Blasio for being absent during Saturday’s blackout in Manhattan but wouldn’t say he would remove Hizzoner, as The Post called for in an editorial, leaving that decision up to city voters.
“I show up. It’s a simple but a tried-and-true formula. You show up. I believe it’s important to be there and show up. I want to see [and hear it] with my own eyes and ears. That’s the governor’s job,” Cuomo said on Fox 5’s “Good Day New York.”
”I also believe it’s important, guys, that when people turn on the TV and they see somebody there in charge, it gives them a sense of confidence,” continued Cuomo, who has frequently squabbled with de Blasio.
De Blasio, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, was campaigning in Iowa on Saturday when the power outage left thousands without power for about five hours.
Cuomo was asked on the show whether he had authority over the city.
”I do govern New York City. I govern the state,” he replied, but wouldn’t go as far as saying he would suspend or boot the mayor, as The Post suggested in a front-page editorial on Sunday.
“That’s up to … the people of the city of New York,” he said, adding that “New Yorkers are opinionated and they speak their mind and they will make their voice heard.”….
This post is from July 2019…