Moments ago on “Fox and Friends” former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee blasted NY Mayor Bill de Blasio for his comments about the National Guard.
“No, we do not need, nor do we think it’s wise for the National Guard to be in New York City, nor any armed forces,” de Blasio told reporters during his daily City Hall press briefing Tuesday, adding, “When outside armed forces go into communities, no good comes of it. We have seen this for decades.”
WATCH: NYPD deals with looters caught red-handed when they were "seeking justice" inside a #Soho shoe store. This is just one of DOZENS of NYC businesses destroyed overnight. @NYCMayor refused to set a curfew and refused the National Guard. pic.twitter.com/30sNa8wbgR
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Fox News reports former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Wednesday that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio refusing to send in the National Guard to address the rioting “makes no sense.”
Huckabee told “Fox & Friends” that it was wrong for de Blasio to claim the National Guard is not trained to help police quell violence.
“Yes, they are. That is exactly what they are trained for. … His ignorance of that is stunning to me,” Huckabee said.
Huckabee said that the National Guard is “carefully trained” and “know how to get into these situations” to handle them.
De Blasio earlier Tuesday announced that the city’s curfew will be extended through the end of the week following yet another night of looting, destruction and “vicious attacks on police officers.”
The decision to order residents to stay indoors from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. comes as De Blasio simultaneously urged local community leaders to “not let outsiders attack” by stepping forward, creating peace and taking charge of their neighborhoods. The Democrat’s administration so far has failed to stop roving bands of looters from ransacking everything from chain stores to mom-and-pop businesses in recent days.
“We are going to ensure there are additional NYPD resources where they are needed,” de Blasio told reporters Tuesday while announcing the curfew extension. “We are going to work actively and strategically to stop any disorder, but again community leaders need to be a part of this effort.”