NEW YORK (VINnews) — Prominent conservative television host Laura Ingraham slammed New York mayor Bill DeBlasio on her program “Ingraham Angle” for his double standard on enforcing lockdown regulations.
Ingraham noted that until the riots broke out over the death of George Floyd, Democratic leaders had slammed their own constituents for wanting to hold weddings, funerals, or trying to go to work but were now using the riots as a political tool against President Trump.
Ingraham pointed specifically to New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who in April said during a press conference that people gathering in “large numbers will spread a disease that will kill other members of the community.”
“If you saw anger and frustration, you are right. I spoke out of real distress that people’s lives were in danger before my eyes. And I will not tolerate it,” de Blasio said, after Hasidic Jewish mourners gathered in Brooklyn for a funeral that was broken up under his order.
“People’s lives were in danger at the funeral, okay. But when throngs of looters roam the street to smash and grab and push aside or worse, anyone in their way, suddenly there is zero concern for public health, COVID, and the police — by de Blasio — are told to use a light touch,” she said, noting the widespread criminal activity and bands of looters in Manhattan and Brooklyn.