A petition posted on the left-wing website MoveOn.org demanding the resignation of New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio is gathering signatures rapidly.
The petition reads:
Resignation of New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio
Petition by The people of NYC
To be delivered to The New York State House, The New York State Senate, and Governor Andrew Cuomo
NYC residents demand the exit of Mayor Bill DeBlasio after 2 NYPD officers were shot and killed today 12/20/14. Accountability for his actions and words MUST be handed down.
Today, Saturday December 20th 2014, 5 days before christmas, 2 NYPD officers were shot and killed in their cruiser for no apparent reason.With the recent news surrounding the NYPD and other law enforcement agencies around the country, our mayor blasted his own police department by throwing them under the bus. His words and actions on the subject matter of late have to be held accountable. He is unfit to lead this city. He is unfit to have a relationship with his police department for his remaining tenure and he should be taken out of office IMMEDIATELY, with proper protocol to be followed to name a replacement before a special election.
“May not reflect MoveOn members’ progressive values”
There seems to be some conflict at MoveOn, as the petition has the following notice as a header on the page:
MoveOn volunteers reviewed this petition and determined that it either may not reflect MoveOn members’ progressive values, or that MoveOn members may disagree about whether to support this petition. MoveOn will not promote the petition beyond hosting it on our site. Click here if you think MoveOn should support this petition.
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As of midnight, December 21st, the petition has 36,942 signatures.