Those city pols who hope to one day hire deputy mayors of their own are out with statements today criticizing the Bloomberg administration for their silence on the arrest of deputy mayor Stephen Goldsmith.
First out of the gate was Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, who called for a “full accounting of what they knew and when they knew it. ‘No comment’ is not an acceptable response.”
Next was public advocate Bill deBlasio, who concurred.
“While Deputy Mayor Goldsmith’s resignation was more than appropriate given the circumstances, New Yorkers deserve a full airing of the facts known to the Administration,” he said.
We have reached out to the offices of Christine Quinn and John Liu, and will update with comments when they are received.
Christine Quinn’s office passes along the following:
“It is absolutely the right thing that Deputy Mayor Goldsmith is no longer in the administration. Facts relevant to his termination should be made public.”
And now so does John Liu’s:
“It appears the Mayor was not upfront with New Yorkers. He should take the next opportunity to level with the City about the events surrounding the Deputy Mayor’s resignation.”
So that makes all four 2013ers essentially telling the mayor that he should come clean and say what he knew and when he knew it.
Does anyone out there think that these calls influence Bloomberg’s thinking one bit?