NYPD union chief Lynch: De Blasio 2020 run 'laughable,' he's 'getting upstaged' by Buttigieg

David Caplan
May 16, 2019 - 7:48 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Among the detractors of mayor Bill de Blasio's presidential bid, not surprisingly, is police union head Pat Lynch. 

Lynch, the president of the New York City Police Benevolent Association (NYCPBA), said in a statement Thursday, "It is laughable that a mayor who has shown no interest in running New York City for six years now says he wants to mismanage the entire country."

Lynch added that another mayor in the Democratic race -- Pete Buttigieg -- is already giving de Blasio a run for his money. 

"While the mayor of our nation’s largest city is busy running around Iowa and getting upstaged by the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, there are real problems here at home," Lynch said. 

He concluded his statement, saying, "As commander-in-chief, he would be an unmitigated disaster."