NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Invoice de Blasio and two opponents met in a debate Tuesday night time, that was nonetheless reverberating the subsequent day.
“My mission was to carry Invoice de Blasio accountable,” Republican Nicole Malliotakis stated.
Malliotakis had a lot to say concerning the raucous mayoral debate that would greatest be likened to a bar room brawl with insults thrown like bar stools.
The mayor appeared Wednesday, at a somber FDNY memorial service that allowed him to be seen, however not heard no less than concerning the debate.
The viewers on Tuesday night time, received into the act as candidates slugged it out.
“His associates and donors have gotten richer, whereas the remainder of us proceed to wrestle,” Malliotakis stated.
“You’re a great speaker, you don’t get nothing carried out,” Bo Dietl added.
“Let’s return to issues that really occurred, not myths,” the mayor countered.
De Blasio repeatedly identified that Malliotakis is a Republican, however when one of many panelists tried to do it, she shot again.
“I really feel such as you’re carrying the mayor’s water proper now,” she stated.
They butted heads on the homeless.
“What are you speaking about, you simply introduced plans to maneuver individuals to New Jersey,” Malliotakis stated.
“He’s been mayor for nearly 4 years, all he’s gonna speak about 10 yr plans, how a few 10 month plan to get your arms on issues,” Dietl added.
The mayor was additionally slammed for not doing sufficient to repair the subways.
“Are you afraid of Governor Cuomo?” Malliotakis requested.
“I’m very snug taking over the governor,” the mayor stated.
There was additionally a heated trade about crime.
“The mayor needs to say that is the most secure huge metropolis on the planet. Not should you’re a lady,” Malliotakis stated.
“What you heard have been basic proper wing, Republican scare techniques,” the mayor replied.
“We simply had a toddler that was murdered within the classroom,” Malliotakis stated.
At numerous occasions Malliotakis pointed her finger on the mayor as if to scold him. He merely refused to make eye contact, which appeared to be his technique — ignore his opponents as a lot as potential.
Regardless of the distractions, the mayor tried to remain on message — speaking about low crime charges, pre-okay and constructing reasonably priced housing.
Malliotakis stated the individuals she spoke with on the marketing campaign path don’t share the rosy image the mayor tried to color.