‘Doesn’t that sound good?’ De Blasio congratulates President-elect Joe Biden

Shant Shahrigian, New York Daily News
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Mayor de Blasio celebrated Joe Biden’s election to the presidency at two historic churches in Harlem.

“We all join in congratulating President-elect Joe Biden. Doesn’t that sound good?” Hizzoner said Sunday at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, which was marking its 212th anniversary.

The mayor, who had a short and unsuccessful presidential run last year, hailed Biden’s promise to unify the country after four years of chaos under President Trump.

“He is a healer,” de Blasio said of Biden. “He is a moral force. He is a human being who cares for his fellow human being. Wouldn’t that be refreshing? And it will be refreshing starting on Jan. 20th.”

He gave a shout-out to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, saying she “has done so much already in public life, but will do so much more and has flung open the doors of leadership so finally all can serve, all the talents of this nation can be represented in our White House.”

For months, de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo have pinned their hopes for economic aid from Washington to a Biden presidency.

“We can reach that greater glory because our people have proven once again, in the year 2020, anything is possible in New York City,” the mayor said.

De Blasio gave similar remarks at the St. Charles Borromeo Church.


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