Bloomberg Defends Fossella, Existentially

After joining Representative Carolyn Maloney and federal Transportation Secretary Mary Peters for an announcement in Penn Station about plans for a high-speed rail line to Washington, I asked Michael Bloomberg if he’d like to see Vito Fossella back in elected office again.

“Oh, I don’t know. That’s up to Vito and his constituents,” Bloomberg said. Later, another reporter asked the mayor if Fossella’s actions were “so reprehensible that you have to denounce them?”

Bloomberg responded by asking the reporter, “If you ever get in trouble, how many people will stand up for you?”

 

Bloomberg Defends Fossella, Existentially