Andy Cohen blasts de Blasio during Times Square NYE
Andy Cohen tore into outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) in a rant standing alongside Anderson Cooper during CNN’s televised New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, where he called de Blasio a “horrible mayor” in remarks that included a salute while saying, “Sayonara, sucka.”
“Watching Mayor de Blasio do his ‘victory lap’ dance after four years of the crappiest job as the mayor of New York,” Cohen said, with Cooper interjecting, “Oh, don’t go on a rant. Don’t go on a rant.”
“The only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been,” Cohen continued, appearing to make his remarks while drunk. “Sayonara, sucka.”
Andy Cohen takes a shot, then opens fire on Bill de Blasio. “The only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been! So, sayonara sucka!” https://t.co/OBhoGAqSL9 pic.twitter.com/pb8QBzzgJG
— Caleb Howe (@CalebHowe) January 1, 2022
Cohen said on Twitter on Saturday morning that he “was a bit overserved last night” but did not comment on his de Blasio comments directly.
good morning! . Um, I was a bit overserved last night….
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 1, 2022
Immediate attempts to reach de Blasio by The Hill were unsuccessful.
“2022. It’s a new year. … I have a feeling I’m going to be standing right here next year, and you know who I’m not going to be looking at, dancing as the city comes apart? You!” Cohen said in remarks directed at de Blasio as Cooper continued to plead with him to stop.
Cohen made the remarks while incoming New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) was being sworn in just after the New Year’s Eve ball dropped in Times Square. He replaced de Blasio, who had served the city for two terms as mayor; de Blasio and his wife were also both in Times Square for the occasion.
Adams, who is the second Black mayor in the history of New York City, proclaimed during the inauguration ceremony that “we’re ready for a major comeback because this is New York” as the city and state grapple with a surge of COVID-19 cases amid the spread of the omicron variant.
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