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2020 WATCH: NYC Police Officers to Protest Bill de Blasio’s Iowa Visit

“We can’t allow him to go to Iowa and try to stand on the mantle of being progressive and pro-labor when we know the truth is different.”

By NTK Staff | 12.19.2017 @9:00am
2020 WATCH: NYC Police Officers to Protest Bill de Blasio’s Iowa Visit

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will visit Des Moines. Iowa on Tuesday, a move that some view as de Blasio’s effort to lay the groundwork for a possible 2020 run. The mayor will not be the only New Yorker in Des Moines on Tuesday, however: a half-dozen New York City police officers will travel to Iowa to protest de Blasio’s visit.

“We can’t allow him to go to Iowa and try to stand on the mantle of being progressive and pro-labor when we know the truth is different,” Patrick J. Lynch, the president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association told The New York Times. “So we’re going out there to tell our sisters and brothers: Don’t be fooled.”

Lynch also seemed to suggest to The Times that de Blasio is a lazy mayor who doesn’t spend much time at City Hall.

“We’ve woke him up in the morning and put him to bed at night,” Mr. Lynch told The Times about de Blasio. “And we’ve met him at the gym, because it seems he spends an awful lot of time at the gym rather than at City Hall. Our members get up early and he doesn’t, so we’re out there waiting for him.”

De Blasio has a rocky relationship with New York City’s police force.

In 2014, following the racially charged ambush of two police officers in Brooklyn, Lynch said that there was blood on de Blasio’s hands. At the funeral of the two fallen officers, many police officers in attendance turned their backs on de Blasio.

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