Bill de Blasio

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Bill de Blasio on November 2, 2013

Bill de Blasio (born Warren Wilhelm Jr.; May 8, 1961) is an American politician who served as the 109th mayor of New York City from 2014 to 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he held the office of New York City Public Advocate from 2010 to 2013.

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  • [Response when asked by a reporter if his ‘relationship with the governor is deteriorating'] No, I think it’s pretty much consistent.
  • My father was a picture of courage in terms of his war service and strength, and yet in his decline, I learned primarily negative lessons. I learned what not to do.
    [about his father] I have a real respect, and a real anger and sadness at the same time. I don’t think I’ve ever been able to do the math on exactly what it all means.
  • Look, the New Democrat approach, from my point of view, didn't work. That governing approach didn't stop the progression that led us to a thoroughly Republican House and now Senate, and a national debate that doesn't even address the real issues. The economic crisis of today — the only parallel is the Great Depression. That's just a fact. The difference is, there's no light at the end of the tunnel now.
  • Tonight we took another big step toward a fairer city for all, tonight another ratification of all that we’ve been doing together and it’s going to give us the fuel to go farther.
  • If you could remove News Corp from the last 25 years of American history, we would be in an entirely different place.
  • My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the time for warnings has passed. I have instructed the NYPD to proceed immediately to summons or even arrest those who gather in large groups. This is about stopping this disease and saving lives. Period.
  • Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum are victims. They should be alive today.
    The only reason they’re not is because a violent, dangerous man chose to take a gun across state lines and start shooting people.
    To call this a miscarriage of justice is an understatement.
    • 19 November 2021 tweet regarding Kyle Rittenhouse
      • de Blasio's statement is inaccurate: the AR-15 never crossed state lines according to the criminal complaint against Dominick Black: it was purchased and remained in Wisconsin until Rittenhouse took possession of it the day of the riot

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