New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for president, but he has virtually no shot of winning given his polling has yet to rise above zero percent.
While he’ll likely never become president, de Blasio’s problems back home just got even worse.
As reported by The Hill, the union that represents the officers of the New York Police Department unanimously approved a “no confidence” resolutions against Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O’Neill.
The delegates of the Police Benevolent Association, which features almost 400 patriots, all voted together calling for Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo to fire both officials in the event that they do not resign immediately.
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) August 28, 2019
This resolution is likely in response to the firing of Daniel Pantaleo, the officer accused of fatally shooting Eric Garner in 2014.
Despite Pantaleo being cleared by the court of any wrongdoing, an administrative judge recommended that he be fired back on Aug. 2.
O’Neill terminated Pantaleo’s employment on Aug. 19.
Needless to say, the PBA was not happy about this at all and ripped O’Neill with a brutal statement.
“Police Commissioner O’Neill has made his choice: he has chosen politics and his own self-interest over the police officers he claims to lead,” PBA President Patrick J. Lynch said in the statement, which was posted on Twitter. “He has chosen to cringe in fear of the anti-police extremists, rather than standing up for New Yorkers who want a functioning police department, with cops who are empowered to protect them and their families.
“With this decision, Commissioner O’Neill has opened the door for politicians to dictate the outcome of every single NYPD disciplinary proceeding, without any regard for the facts of the case or police officers’ due process rights.”
"The damage is already done. The NYPD will remain rudderless and frozen, and Commissioner O’Neill will never be able to bring it back. Now it is time for every PO in this city to make their own choice." pic.twitter.com/TAsNyXQG3J
— NYC PBA (@NYCPBA) August 19, 2019
It’s not hard to tell why de Blasio is hardly liked as a mayor and even more disliked as a presidential candidate.
Last month, de Blasio was hit with news that could put him behind bars.
The non-partisan Campaign Legal Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that de Blasio’s presidential campaign has violated several federal rules by playing a “shell game” in order to hide unethical pre-financing of the campaign as he was still in an exploratory phase.
“By concocting this shell game, de Blasio allowed donors to give above and beyond legal contribution limits by routing money through a federal and state PAC, in apparent violation of federal campaign finance law,” the CLC wrote.
The lawsuit alleges that several wealthy supporters who have donated cash and the maximum legal primary amount of $2,800 to the mayor’s 2020 campaign have also given as much as $5,000 to a pair of political action committees that spent money “laying the groundwork for de Blasio’s presidential run” before he officially filed to run for president.
Violating campaign finance laws is a felony.
If de Blasio is found guilty of committing a felony, he could go to prison if the federal government holds him accountable.
This is another scathing example of how corruption is rampant within the Democratic Party.
And de Blasio’s failed presidential campaign may be the least of his problems.