The mayoral hopeful was answering a question about airport security when he made his controversial remark.
Former Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini was convicted in 2010 of taking money from a federal informant posing as a corrupt developer.
“It’s time for City Hall to come clean and give us a real explanation about the arrest about the circumstances of Mr. Goldsmith’s dismissal and to be forthcoming with the public and the press,” said Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
Report: Ex-NYC Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith Arrested On Domestic Violence Charge Days Before Resignation
Police say Goldsmith shoved his wife into a kitchen counter after she reportedly told him she “should have put a bullet through” him “years ago.”