CIVIC CENTER — Bo Dietl picked up an endorsement from Councilman Eric Ulrich in his bid for mayor, saying he has the guts and soul to characterize everybody in New York Metropolis.
The previous murder detective, who was booted off the Democratic line as a result of a mistake on his voter varieties, stated he was “honored” for the endorsement from Ulrich, one of many few Republicans within the Metropolis Council who additionally briefly mulled a run for mayor.
“Two guys from Ozone Park,” Dietl stated, earlier than a press convention on the steps of Metropolis Corridor.
“To me, this is likely one of the largest endorsements I can get.”
Dietl aspires to hitch a crowded subject of Republican challengers that features former New York Jet Michael Faulkner and actual property government Paul Massey.
As a registered Democrat, he would wish to acquire a Wilson Pakula, which authorizes him to run on the Republican line.
Regardless of the challenges, Ulrich believes he has the perfect probability to defeat Mayor Invoice de Blasio in his re-election bid.
“I completely consider Invoice de Blasio could be beat this yr, and I feel the one one that can beat him that is at present within the race for mayor is Bo Dietl, and that is why I am supporting him,” he stated.
Voters “need a mayor who needs to be a mayor for all New Yorkers,” Ulrich stated, taking photographs at de Blasio’s fundraising in cities throughout the nation.
“We’d like a mayor who truly needs to be mayor, and never increase his nationwide profile or nationwide political picture,” he stated.
Dietl additionally took photographs at de Blasio, who he is referred to as “Massive Fowl” prior to now (though he stated it solely as soon as at Monday’s press convention.)
He additionally touched on a variety of subjects and points, leaping from a dialogue on property taxes to the opioid epidemic in the identical sentence.
He prompt hiring retired cops to “straighten out” the Administration for Youngsters’s Providers. Rikers Island ought to be fastened from inside, as an alternative of closing it, he stated.
He accused the mayor of “enjoying” with crime statistics, calling de Blasio a “lazy mayor” who arrives to work within the afternoon.
Though he has supported fellow Queens native President Donald Trump, Dietl stated he hasn’t spoken to him since he was elected.