Thompson Disappointed in D.O.J., Explains Impact on Mayor’s Race

Bill Thompson expressed disappointment in the Department of Justice decision to let stand the city’s term-limit extension which Thompson said will disenfranchise minority candidates and voters.

“Today’s decision by the United States Department of Justice was in injustice,” Thompson said. The extension “ensures that minority communities will have both fewer choices at the voting booth and fewer chances to serve the people New York in city government.”

In this clip, Daily News reporter Erin Einhorn asked if that’s the case, why only the white candidates dropping out of the mayor’s race?

“So far we’ve seen one person drop out of the race,” Thompson said, seemingly referring to Christine Quinn. Thompson said Weiner hadn’t dropped out, but rather, indicated he’ll decide whether to run “later this year.” Thompson Disappointed in D.O.J., Explains Impact on Mayor’s Race