I Fought the Law and
Mayor Bill de Blasio pounced on Vice President Joe Biden today for comparing New York City’s LaGuardia Airport to “some third world country.”
“Not his finest moment,” remarked the mayor when asked about the comments at an unrelated press conference today at City Hall.
Police arrested New York Congressman Charles Rangel and 29 others, including City Councilmen Ritchie Torres and Antonio Reynoso, at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day-themed labor protest at LaGuardia Airport this afternoon.
The representatives had joined airport workers from the building workers’ union SEIU 32BJ as they gathered outside the airport to demand greater protections, including increased wages, health benefits, paid sick days, and the right to a paid holiday on Martin Luther King Day. In an act of intentional civil disobedience, the protesters staged a sit-in across the 94th Street bridge to LaGuardia, blocking traffic to and from the airport.