John Liu Calmly Defends Campaign in Emergency Press Conference

John Liu before speaking to reporters. (Photo: Jill Colvin)
John Liu before speaking to reporters. (Photo: Jill Colvin)

Hours after his former treasurer and a fund-raiser were found guilty on campaign fraud charges, City Comptroller John Liu said he was “proud” of his campaign and vowed to carry on with his bid to become the city’s next mayor.

“I’m deeply saddened by the turn of events today. I continue to believe that Jenny’s a good person, and we will continue to ask the voters of this city for their support in my campaign to be mayor of New York City,” he told reporters after a forum in Brooklyn, where he continued to act as though nothing had changed.

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