Mayoral candidate Bo Dietl asserted that an unspecified borough president has declined to endorse him due to fears that the de Blasio administration would “cut off funding” were he or she to do so. Dietl made that assertion today in Howard Beach. At a forum in Bay Ridge last week Dietl offered slightly more detail, saying that a “borough president that’s from nearby here” said that “if I endorse you Mayor de Blasio will come after me, cut my funding.” Dietl wouldn’t name the borough president he’s referring to and there’s not currently any independent verification of his claims.
Here’s what Dietl had to say today:
Here’s what Dietl had to say Wednesday in Bay Ridge: