“When you don’t enforce the law with the very people who are sworn to enforce it, then you have lawlessness,” Huckabee said.
The two-time presidential candidate argued America’s largest city has been given up to lawless people who know there will not be any consequences for their actions.
“They’re not going to get arrested, they’re not going to go to jail, they’re not going to have to put up bail. They’re going to be put back on the streets,” Huckabee said. “This is Bill de Blasio’s New York and I don’t know why anybody in New York wouldn’t be calling for his resignation and why he himself believes that what he is doing makes any sense at all.
“It is really disgraceful and God bless those New York police officers. Some of the world’s best police anywhere. I don’t know how they put up with what they do.”
“He has to stop saying things [like] they’re racist and that his son is afraid of them,” Giuliani said.
During a Democratic presidential debate last year, de Blasio described speaking with his son, Dante, about what to do when he is stopped by a police officer. De Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, is Black and the mayor is White.
Dante De Blasio also penned an op-ed in USA Today last year in which he described his fear of police.
“The mayor has got to go into the communities and say, ‘The police are not your enemy, they’re your friends,’” Giuliani said.
“I went into those communities, not to harass Black people, but to save their lives and I saved more Black lives than any mayor in the history of the city,” he added. “So I think I know what I’m talking about.”