Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday blasted a Hasidic synagogue for hosting a secret maskless wedding with thousands of guests, saying the potential coronavirus super-spreader event was “a blatant disregard of the law” as he called on the de Blasio administration to investigate.
“It was a blatant disregard of the law. It’s illegal. It was also disrespectful to the people of New York,” Cuomo said during a press briefing at his Midtown office — prefacing the condemnation with a hedged “if that happened,” despite photos and videos showing the gathering.
“The law protects everybody. It protects you, but it also protects me,” he said.
Cuomo said that New York City “should do a robust investigation” of the Nov. 8 nuptials, and later noted that “from my information” the de Blasio administration is, in fact, investigating the matter.
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