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Good on Adams for Taking On a Wounded Cuomo

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Good on Adams for Taking On a Wounded Cuomo

New York Post July 11, 2021
Urban PolicyNYC

Mayoral candidate Eric Adams has come out swinging against Gov. Andrew Cuomo following his Democratic primary win.

Barely hours after his victory in the Democratic mayoral primary, Eric ­Adams did something that might seem unwise: go hard after Gov. Cuomo

Mayor de Blasio has battled Cuomo for more than seven years, and almost always lost. But Cuomo is weaker than he’s ever been — and Adams can take advantage of his own goodwill with the public and with lawmakers to gain the upper hand early. 

First, Adams had an aggressive response to Cuomo’s $138.7 million “office of gun violence prevention.” In response to Cuo­mo’s threat — er, pledge to “do with gun violence what we just did with COVID,” Adams snarked: “what took so long . . . watching these babies die, year after year after year? . . . No one seems to care.” 

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Nicole Gelinas is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor at City Journal. Follow her on Twitter here.

Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images

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