Mayor de Blasio’s declare that common New Yorkers don’t care about pay-to-play allegations towards Metropolis Corridor is “so insulting to the individuals of New York Metropolis,” GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis stated Monday.
“He has tried to play New York Metropolis residents for fools this entire marketing campaign,” Malliotakis, a state Meeting member, advised WOR radio. “Issues maintain unfolding about how he has bought Metropolis Corridor to individuals. Whether or not it’s builders or donors, he and his associates proceed to profit whereas the remainder of New York Metropolis struggles.”
On Sunday, Hizzoner dismissed as inconsequential questions from reporters relating to two days of bombshell testimony from mayoral donor Jona Rechnitz in a federal bribery case involving a union official.
Rechnitz testified about having a decent relationship with de Blasio and his prime fundraiser Ross Offinger, and about his capacity to get his issues solved based mostly on how a lot he donated to the mayor’s pet causes.
Rechnitz stated underneath oath that the mayor personally hit him up for a $102,000 donation to the State Senate Democrats in 2014, however de Blasio claimed he couldn’t recall making the pitch personally.
The mayor has repeatedly labeled Rechnitz a liar and a felon however has solely particularly disputed one declare — that the 2 spoke on the telephone about as soon as every week.
“Would you keep in mind if somebody gave you $one hundred,000?” Malliotakis stated on WOR radio when requested concerning the mayor’s reminiscence lapse. “That is unbelievable. He’s mendacity to the individuals of New York Metropolis.”
Requested about current polls displaying her down by greater than forty factors to the mayor, Malliotakis stated her inner polls had proven her down by sixteen factors in September when measured for a four-means race.
“I consider we may have an enormous shock on Election Day if individuals come out to vote,” she stated.