Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling out all the stops in his efforts to go down in history as New York City's most detestable mayor. Now he’s trying to cancel Thomas Jefferson.
To add insult to the injury of bringing the greatest city in the world to its knees with a reduction in law enforcement, encouragement of Black Lives Matter lawlessness, the creation of a two-tier society with insane vaccine mandates, and harassment of the NYC Jewish community all 2020, De Blasio has just moved to erase the memory of one of America’s greatest founding fathers from City Hall.
Yep, a famous statue of Thomas Jefferson, which had been gifted to City Hall’s City Council Chambers in 1834, is going bye bye at the behest of Mayor De Blasio.
According to The Daily Caller, the Jefferson statue “will be given to the New-York Historical Society on an ‘indefinite’ loan.”
The group in charge of relocating the statue is the Orwellian “Public Design Commission” a group of 11 members appointed by the Mayor himself. According to The New York Post, “the ‘long term loan” of the 1833 painted plaster statue of the Declaration of Independence author to the New-York Historical Society” was part of its “‘consent’ agenda for Monday.”
The outlet clarified that the “consent” agenda means that there will be no public debate on the removal of the statue, although the Public Design Commission will consider public complaints before voting to remove the statue. Riiiight ...
The initial move to remove the statue began in 2020 after the Mayor charged his wife, Chirlane McCray, “with deciding the sculpture’s fate as head of the Commission on Racial Justice and Reconciliation,” The Post reported. Orwell's getting a workout in De Blasio's NYC, isn't he?
Several council members had approached De Blasio with removing the statue around that time after the George Floyd riots kicked off.
Councilman I. Daneek Miller (D-Queens), who has supported the removal, told the New York Post that Jefferson’s poor assessment and treatment of slaves is why his statue will be removed. “For us to really highlight such an individual is really not who we are as a council."
Councilman Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) shared his frustrations with the pending move with The Post.
“The de Blasio administration will continue the progressive war on history as he, himself, fades away into a portrait on a City Hall wall,” he stated. The Mayor is set to leave office at the end of this year, but it seems like his recent Mayoral actions are intended to leave a mark.
De Blasio made headlines earlier this week for terminating a NYC contract with a Trump golf course located in Brooklyn under the pretense that it was punishment for 45th President Donald Trump’s January 6 “insurrection.”
Upon hearing the news, Trump lit De Blasio up in a heated statement, “So unfair—this is what happens in Communist Countries, not in America!”
As far as removing statues go, De Blasio also supported the Public Design Commission’s removal of a President Theodore Roosevelt statue in front of the National Museum of American History in New York City in 2020. According to those involved with the decision, the statue featured an insensitive depiction of natives.