Krystal Ball: De Blasio Admin Handled Snow Storm ‘Exactly Wrong’
MSNBC host Krystal Ball came out against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to keep New York City public schools open on Thursday during a nor’easter. She said that, while she applauds the mayor’s office thinking first about working families and children who depend on school meals, the decision was “not the right call.”
“I love the instinct to think first about kids getting two hot meals a day and parents who are working in jobs where they don’t get excused if they have the day off, and maybe have trouble finding a baby-sitter or somebody to come in,” Ball opined. “But, I’ve got to say, it was probably not the right call yesterday.”
“And they did it, sort of, exactly wrong,” she continued. Ball noted that only 42 percent of children in New York City reported to school, while in some of the city’s outer boroughs attendance was as low as 15 percent.
“People just couldn’t get there. It wasn’t safe,” she said. “I like the instinct, I don’t think it was the right call this time.”
Watch the clip below via MSNBC:
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