October 20, 2021
General News

As usual, politics on display at New York City Columbus Day Parade

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The in-person Columbus Day Parade returned to New York City Monday, and like every year — no matter if there’s an election — the event was heavy on the politics.

This year, with Election Day just three weeks away, Republican mayoral candidate for Curtis Sliwa marched, but his Democratic opponent, Eric Adams, did not.

Rep. Tom Suozzi, who is considering a challenge to Governor Kathy Hochul, was asked how the new leader of New York was doing.

“I think she’s doing a very good job responding to the different emergencies we face in the state,” he said.

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He didn’t have the same praise at the prospect of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio running for that office.

“I don’t think he would do a good job at that,” he said.

All politicians at the parade acknowledged that Columbus Day is a…

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