New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio weighed-in Monday on the federal government’s partial shutdown over border security; calling the development a “sad moment for America” but reassuring Big Apple residents their “city government” will “continue to function.”
“[President Trump’s] shutdown is a sad moment for America. But I can assure the people of New York City that their city government will continue to function,” posted de Blasio on social media.
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 24, 2018
De Blasio’s comments come just weeks after a mild, seasonally average snowstorm brought the nation’s largest city to a total standstill; with residents calling for the mayor to resign after countless New Yorkers were stuck in snarled traffic for upwards of seven hours.