Mayor de Blasio attacked Gov. Cuomo’s progressive bono fides Monday, declaring New Yorkers are “sick of” the leadership in Albany and that it’s high time something is done about it.
“The simple point here is when it comes to this state, there’s something wrong in this state,” de Blasio said, responding to a question about Cuomo being vulnerable from the political left in his 2018 re-election bid.
“People are sick of it, and that’s what we need to address,” he continued. “It’s not about personalities. It’s about the Democratic Party not functioning like the Democratic Party and Albany being broken — and that has to be addressed.”
Cuomo spokeswoman Dani Lever responded with the same insults de Blasio threw at her boss in 2015, when he described his rival as waging a “vendetta.”
“The mayor is reportedly on a personal vendetta and seeking ‘evenge against the governor, and we find it troubling,” Lever said in a statement.
She pointed out that Cuomo is fighting with other Democratic governors to battle President Trump’s tax plan.
“We hope the mayor joins in that effort,” she said, even though de Blasio spoke against the tax plan at a rally Saturday.
The feud between Hizzoner and the governor flared again last Thursday when de Blasio described Cuomo’s plan to unite state Democrats as “a charade.”
Team Cuomo responded in kind, accusing the mayor of “breaking campaign-finance laws” during the 2014 elections.
De Blasio’s latest salvo echoed earlier complaints that Cuomo is moving to rein in eight breakaway, GOP-aligned Democrats only because he has his sights set on a presidential run.
The mayor doubled down on Monday, noting the progressive wing of the party wants “Democrats to be consistent Democrats, not Republicans-light.”
During Cuomo’s re-election bid in 2014, de Blasio provided cover from the left, brokering a deal to secure the Working Families Party ballot line for him.
When asked Monday if he’d work to help lock down the WFP ballot line again, de Blasio passed on answering.
A source close to Cuomo said he won’t be reaching out to de Blasio again for political help.
“No one is asking for that guy’s help on anything,” the source said.
De Blasio didn’t mention Cuomo by name in his comments Monday, but alluded to several campaign promises from 2014 that remain open.
“I’m still waiting for those commitments to be fulfilled — campaign-finance reform at the state…