NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday slammed Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying the mayor’s “liberal” law-and-order policies have increased crime in the nation’s largest city.
Christie and de Blasio appeared separately on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday.
The Democratic mayor, who appeared on the program with his wife, Chirlane McCray, touted statistics showing the city is enjoying its safest summer and argued that the streets are safer in New York under his watch.
However, he acknowledged there have been more homicides there so far this year than there were at this point in 2014.