Cuomo says de Blasio remains a friend

One day after the mayor criticized his lack of leadership

TRD New York /
Jul.July 02, 2015 08:00 AM

On Wednesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo responded calmly to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s accusations of his using vengeful tactics.

“You know what – I’ve known Bill, the mayor, a long time. I consider him a friend. He says what he says. I say what I say. And I’ll let him speak for himself,” Cuomo said.

The remarks come after de Blasio told reporters in a 30-minute interview on Tuesday that Cuomo values politics above policy and tends to seek revenge against those who go against him, according to Capital New York.

“I choose to bring people together. I choose to seek compromise. I choose to seek coalitions. It has worked in New York,” Cuomo said.

De Blasio and Cuomo frequently clashed in the weeks leading up to the end of this year’s state legislative session, including on issues of 421a and rent regulation, which were both eventually extended, with some alterations. [Capital NY] — Tess Hofmann

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