Joe Lhota Suggests Bill de Blasio Has ‘No Soul’

Staten Island borough president endorses mayoral candidate Joe Lhota during a press conference today.
Staten Island borough president endorses mayoral candidate Joe Lhota during a press conference today.

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota pounced on his rival Bill de Blasio today, suggesting his opponent had “no soul” during an endorsement event with Staten Island Borough President Jim Molinaro.

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James Molinaro: Yelling at the Red Cross Worked

james molinaro anderson cooper James Molinaro: Yelling at the Red Cross Worked
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Yesterday morning, Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro expressed his frustration with the lack of help his borough has received after it was devastated by Hurricane Sandy by yelling at the Red Cross in the middle of a press conference and even urging people to cease giving the charity money. Later that day, Mr. Molinaro went on Anderson Cooper 360 to say the Red Cross has finally showed up to help Staten Island. Continue reading “James Molinaro: Yelling at the Red Cross Worked”

Staten Island Borough President: Don’t Give Money to the Red Cross

redcross logo Staten Island Borough President: Dont Give Money to the Red CrossAt a press conference this morning on Staten Island, a host of local officials, including Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, gathered to highlight the needs of the hard-hit borough in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. And, although many pols spoke, no one was more impassioned than Borough President James Molinaro, who called the Red Cross an “absolute disgrace” and even urged the public to cease giving them contributions.

“Because the devastation in Staten Island, the lack of a response,” Mr. Molinaro said to explain his comment to NBC after the press conference. “You know, I went to a shelter Monday night after the storm. People were coming in with no socks, with no shoes. They were in desperate need. Their housing was destroyed. They were crying. Where was the Red Cross? Isn’t that their function? They collect millions of dollars. Whenever there’s a drive in Staten Island, we give openly and honestly. Where are they? Where are they? I was at the South Shore yesterday, people were buried in their homes. There the dogs are trying to find bodies. The people there, the neighbors who had no electricity, were making soup. Making soup. It’s very emotional because the lack of a response. The lack of a response. They’re supposed to be here….They should be on the front lines fighting, and helping the people.”

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