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BOTH de Blasio and Cuomo Skip 9-11 Memorial For Fallen Recovery Workers

by Paul Goldberg
BOTH de Blasio and Cuomo Skip 9-11 Memorial For Fallen Recovery Workers

Mayor de Blasio’s staff threw themselves under the bus Friday to protect their boss from the fallout over his blowing off a memorial event for those who died from toxic exposure to Ground Zero after 9/11.

A spokesman for de Blasio claimed the mayor was missing from the ceremony for the unveiling of the 9/11 Memorial Glade because nobody told him about it.

“The Mayor’s team believed they could not make the event work with his schedule and declined without conferring with him,” de Blasio spokesman Freddi Goldstein said in a statement.

“Had [he] known about the invitation, he would have attended.”

De Blasio, who is running a quixotic campaign for president, was able to make it to his usual coffee shop in Brooklyn.

Also, his security detail was spotted at his favorite gym, the Park Slope Y, until about 10 a.m. — just before the ceremony.

A spokeswoman said he was attending an “internal meeting” at Gracie Mansion afterward.

Gov. Cuomo also was a no-show at the solemn event attended by family members of those who have died from 9/11-related ­illnesses.

Cuomo said on Friday that he could not attend the ceremony, while pointing out that Albany provided funding for the Glade.

“I regret that I couldn’t attend,” Cuomo said at an event in Manhattan. “You know, we supported that memorial, I think we gave them $500,000, is that right?”

Those who did attend included former Mayor Mike Bloomberg and former “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart and several local ­Congress members.

Maureen Fritz, who attended the event in honor of her brother, firefighter William Gormley, thought the politicians should have made it their business to attend.

“They should have been here and it’s unacceptable that they’re not,” said Fritz. “They ought to be ashamed of themselves . . . They should not be re-elected at all because that’s not how you treat your citizens, your first ­responders.”

Kate Monaghan Connolly, spokeswoman for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, said both de Blasio and Cuomo were invited.

Another 9/11 Memorial & Museum spokeswoman, Olivia Egger, said that the governor was expected to attend but canceled at the last minute, citing a ­scheduling conflict.

Cuomo was expected to deliver a speech at the dedication. Instead, Cuomo sent the counsel to the governor, Alphonso David, while he stayed in Albany.

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Mark Allen June 2, 2019 - 00:17

Bullcrap. those two are such total scum. De Lousyeo proves it over and over, no wonder he manages to poll at -0/

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Mr Rollo June 2, 2019 - 00:20

Of course these dudes skip the Memorial. It’s only power they are after. They don’t give single Crap about people ! ! ! ! ! Rottern Suckers they are – deblasio and cummpo.

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charis5 June 2, 2019 - 01:42

I just found out that Bill DeBlasio’s real name is Warren Wilhelm Jr.
Isn’t that interesting?!
Wikipedia: Bill de Blasio (/dɪˈblɑːzioʊ/; born Warren Wilhelm Jr.; May 8, 1961) is an American politician who since 2014 has been serving as the 109th Mayor of New York City. Prior to his first election to the position of Mayor, he served as New York City’s public advocate from 2010 to 2013.

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Larry Gaines June 2, 2019 - 03:21

Cuomo and De Blasio are both Crooked Asswipe

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Glyn Davies June 3, 2019 - 20:43

De blasio would be too busy spending the money his wife has spirited away….some must have it

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