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Andrew Yang: Ready on day…1,460?

Stringer: “Andrew Yang’s ignorance of critical issues facing our city isn’t just insulting — it’s dangerous. Taking the A train to the Bronx might be funny, but not knowing basic facts about public transit, police reform, and domestic violence is no laughing matter.”

New York, NY – In less than 48 hours, Andrew Yang repeatedly demonstrated how little he knows about key issues facing New Yorkers — and proved voters who are worried about his substance-free campaign right. From public transit to domestic violence to police reform, Yang flunked question after question on basic city issues and the plans he claims he has to solve them. Comptroller and mayoral candidate Scott Stringer today is offering Andrew Yang the facts:

“Andrew Yang’s ignorance of critical issues facing our city isn’t just insulting — it’s dangerous. Taking the A train to the Bronx might be funny, but not knowing basic facts about public transit, police reform, and domestic violence is no laughing matter. The next mayor of New York ought to understand how our city works and have detailed plans to tackle the biggest issues facing New Yorkers. The scale of what Andrew Yang does not know about city government is matched only by the vast emptiness of his ideas,” said Comptroller Scott Stringer. 

“At this critical time, we can’t afford a mayor on training wheels. As mayor, I’ll be ready on day one to deliver real change to New Yorkers and rebuild a city that is fairer and more equitable for all.” Stringer added.

Scott Stringer grew up in Washington Heights in the 1970s. He attended P.S. 152 on Nagle Avenue and I.S. 52 on Academy Street. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, a CUNY school.

Stringer was elected City Comptroller in 2013. Prior to serving as Comptroller, he was Manhattan Borough President from 2006 to 2013 and represented the Upper West Side in the New York State Assembly from 1992 to 2005. He and his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, live in Manhattan with their two children, Max and Miles.

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