Giuliani demands de Blasio step down: He has 'lost control of the mob and of the city'

David Caplan
June 02, 2020 - 11:33 am
Rudy Giuliani

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Rudy Giuliani is calling for Bill de Blasio to step down, following two nights of looting and violent confrontations with police across the city.

"Mayor de Blasio needs to step down," Giuliani, who was mayor from 1994 to 2001, tweeted Tuesday morning. "He is incompetent. We are losing a tremendous amount of property. We are seeing people damaged and hurt. Pretty soon, we're going to lose lives if this man doesn't get out of the way and let someone activate the police department!"

Giuliani claims de Blasio "has lost control of the mob and of the city. The Mayor is preventing the NYPD to take the actions necessary to stop brutal attacks on police and citizens. He is even falsely accusing NYPD of taking excessive action when he has made them punching bags."

And if de Blasio doesn't step down, Giuliani, a Republican and supporter of President Trump, said it's up to Gov. Andrew Cuomo to give the current Democrat mayor the boot.

"Gov. Cuomo should remove Mayor DiBlasio (sic)," Giuliani tweeted. "He is preventing the NYPD from taking the actions that have prevented riots in the past. Surely, you remember the Gigante report which helped me prevent riots under circumstances of long protests with many attempts to turn them violent."