Far-left New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted that his next budget will be dependent on the outcome of the Georgia Senate runoff elections scheduled for January 5.
De Blasio’s remarks came shortly after his daily press briefing, where he insisted that no municipal or state government would receive additional relief from Washington this year. He wants — or needs — the federal government to bail his city out with taxpayer dollars from across the country.
“We don’t know what’s going to happen in the elections in Georgia, we don’t know what is going to happen in the Senate,” de Blasio said. “We do know that Mitch McConnell consistently has been standing in the way of aid to localities — cities, counties, states all over the country that are suffering — and Mitch McConnell keeps blocking help to them.”
De Blasio added that he believes Joe Biden will work “intensely for a real stimulus.”
“First of all, the current negotiations aren’t over. Second of all, I have no doubt in my mind that President Biden will work intensely for a real stimulus,” de Blasio advised. “Third of all, we don’t know what the results of the election in Georgia will be.”
“What I’m going to do in January is present a budget based on all the facts — when I present that budget, we will know the results of the Georgia election,” he continued, failing to note what “facts” he was referring to.
“It’s not time to project that yet, it’s time to see what comes of this and make the adjustments accordingly,” he added.
During the briefing, de Blasio also said that the local government’s “mission is to redistribute wealth.”
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The respective runoff elections between Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and Raphael Warnock, and between Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) and his Democrat opponent Jon Ossoff, have been set for January 5 in the Peach State.
“Mayor De Blasio is just another coastal elite attempting to insert himself in Georgia’s run-off races. On January 5, Georgians will foil De Blasio’s plan and reject Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock for United States Senate,” RNC spokesperson Savannah Viar said in a statement.