New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams continues to face down threats from Black Lives Matters. Mr. Adams exhibits a level of courage that no Democrat and few Republicans have matched.
Former New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia once famously characterized his job as “the second hardest job in America.”
Mayor Fiorello wasn’t wrong. New York City is America’s largest and most diverse city and the financial and cultural center of the nation.
The man that will soon assume the mayorship of New York is Eric Adams. Adams is black, a former police officer, and a believer in law and order. Because of the last two, BLM hates him.
When Mr. Adams assumes office on January 1 of next year he will be the highest elected black official in the country.
In response, Mayor Adams has vowed that he is “not going to surrender to BLM” and their threats.
Good for Mayor Adams.
Whatever good that the BLM movement may have done in the past, BLM is clearly lost.
When an organization that claims to stand for black interests is threatening the highest elected black official in the country with violence and destruction, something in the movement has gone seriously awry.
It’s time for BLM and BLM supporters to look themselves in the eye and acknowledge that they are no longer on the side of the angels.
GOUSA rejects political violence and condemns those groups that threaten or intimidate elected officials.
Our political credit rating system subtracts a full point from the politician’s score if he or she supports political or mob violence. This is one way that GOUSA is working to make our political system more fair, open and honest.