(ConservativePeak.Com)- You know how this goes by now. Everything is racist.
That includes the coronavirus.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that he has appointed his wife the head of a new task force planning for the reopening of the city, and which specifically looks at “racial inclusion and equity.”
Chirlane McCray, his wife, will co-chair the new task force alongside Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson.
“The ideas originated here from deputy Mayor Thompson of why a task force like this could be crucial at this moment when we have to make sure every part of the city government is coordinated in addressing the immediate disparities,” de Blasio announced in a press statement.
“The first lady, when she became involved in those discussions, added a set of ideas as to how this could be played out and the urgency that was needed,” he added. “As we had the discussions over the last few days, it was clear to me that two of them were the perfect people to bring this larger effort together.”
But why his wife? Well, being a woman of color, Democrats naturally believe she can offer a better insight into how the virus is racist. Some also speculate that she may be looking to run as the next president of the Brooklyn borough.
NYC Councilman Robert Holden, who is also a Democrat, described the move as “political.”
“This is political. I wish de Blasio would stop doing this,” he said to the New York Post. “Let her win the Brooklyn borough presidency on her own merits.”
He also said her track record working on “Thrive,” the $850 million mental health initiative launched by McCray, wasn’t so great.
Another NYC councilman, Republican Joe Borelli, also questioned whether McCray has the credentials to do the job. He alleged that the Thrive initiative hasn’t done anything to address mental health concerns in the city’s police force.
Mayor de Blasio doesn’t agree. When asked about his wife’s work on the Thrive initiative, he praised the initiative and progress she has made.
“I think what Chirlane has done over these last six years is take this issue, put it in the light, open up access for millions of people and then continue to build out a structure that could focus on effective delivery and equity,” he said.
The usual word soup you expect from politicians, right?
Let’s see if McCray does a better job of this new task force…