The seven leading candidates running for public advocate took turns blasting Mayor Bill de Blasio for eyeing the White House instead of his job at City Hall — with none of them saying they thought New York’s two-term mayor should head to Washington.
“He is not qualified to run for president and he should not be running for president,” said Assemblyman Michael Blake (D-Bronx) at the second and final public advocate debate on Wednesday.
The chorus of critics on stage at the Borough of Manhattan Community College only grew.
“I think he’s completely delusional,” Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens) said to laughter from the audience. “Our schools are failing, our subways are crumbling, we lack affordable housing.”
“He should apologize to New York City first for the last six-and-a-half years,” Kim added. “At this point, come back to us, Mayor, we need you here.”
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