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NYC Mayor Is a 'Political Hack': 'The Five' Hosts Blast de Blasio Over Charter School Decision

As seen on The Five

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing a lawsuit over his decision to oust three charter schools from public school space. The Success Academy charter school network is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the mayor.

Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock said on Hannity last week, “I think [de Blasio has] turned himself into the George Wallace of the 21st century. He is standing in the schoolhouse door the same way that George Wallace did in the 1960s.”

The mayor defended himself on MSNBC, saying that he has never been against charter schools. “I have to stand up for and worry about 1.1 million kids a year. By the way, only 70,000 go to charters, but I care about those 70K,” he said.

Today on The Five, Kimberly Guilfoyle said she’s heard from parents of charter school kids who are upset with Mayor de Blasio.

“He is literally standing on the backs of minority children,” Guilfoyle said, calling the mayor a “political hack” who is hurting kids.

Bob Beckel said the mayor let this story get ahead of him. “He allowed 14 out of 17 charter schools to remain where they were, and said he would take the other three and put them someplace else. […] At least he could’ve said why are we closing these three schools.” 

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