all politics is local
One is threatening to kill his newly-elected disciple’s signature campaign promise to raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers to fund universal pre-K.
The other is trying to out-maneuver his old boss–one of the slickest political operators in the state–in a power play that has become the dominating drama of the post-election political season.
I Fought the Law
Bill de Blasio, who was arrested last June while protesting the imminent closure of Long Island College Hospital, isn’t letting the issue go.
Mayoral candidate and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was arrested this morning while protesting the potential closure of two Brooklyn hospitals–Long Island College Hospital and Interfaith Medical Center.
Mr. de Blasio, along with other protesters, refused to leave the sidewalk outside the SUNY Chancellor’s Office on West 42nd Street, chanting “Hell no! We won’t go!” as police circled in.
“Taking a stand to keep community hospitals in New York City open. RT if you’re united to #SaveLICH,” Mr. de Blasio’s campaign tweeted, along with a grainy photo of his arrest around 11 a.m.
Prior to even crossing the street, where the protestors blocked the entryway to the building, Mr. de Blasio was hardly coy about his efforts to get arrested. When City Comptroller John Liu, another mayoral hopeful also in attendance at the protest, said “I heard you’re going to get cuffed today,” Mr. de Blasio merely smiled.