.@NYCMayor has brought children in backpacks on stage to say "We don't want our children used as political pawns."— Dan Clark (@DanClarkReports) June 19, 2017
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was responsible for an astonishing display of transparent hypocrisy, during a rally Monday against state Republican plans to increase the number of charter schools in New York City.
On June 30, mayoral control over city schools expires, reverting control of city schools back to 32 community school boards. De Blasio claims that if he loses control of the school system, there will be chaos and widespread corruption.
State senate Republicans want to increase the number of charter schools in New York City and are refusing to extend the mayor’s control without legislation raising the cap on charter schools and approving tax breaks for individuals who make donations to public, private, and parochial schools. The Democratic majority in the state assembly opposes the measure, creating a stalemate.
Mayor de Blasio held a rally Monday accusing state Republicans of using children as “political pawns” and demanding that they back off the charter school initiative. Mayor de Blasio made his political point by bringing children on stage with him.
"We don't want our children treated as political pawns!" BdB says, holding onto two kids as...political props? pic.twitter.com/dmWupZxdj0— Ben Max (@TweetBenMax) June 19, 2017
Yes, this actually happened.
"We don't want our children treated as political pawns," Mayor says, as he is flanked by students (acting as political pawns at his rally).— Grace Rauh (@gracerauh) June 19, 2017
This is shameful. Dishonorable. Cowardly. Dishonest. Ignoble. Repugnant, and a thousand other adjectives that invoke some sense of what a small-souled, pathetic cretin the current mayor of New York City is.
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