NY "Chicken Liberal" de Blasio, under investigation, strikes at Chic Fil-A
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in the city, citing the company's pro-traditional marriage views.
"What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong," Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference, as reported by DNA Info.
"I'm certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn't urge any other New Yorker to patronize them," he said, adding that "they do have a legal right."
Mr. de Blasio's comments came after city Councilman Danny Dromm started a boycott for a new Chick-fil-A location opening in Queens.
In response, Public Advocate president Eugene Delgaudio said: "I urge all New Yorkers in Queens and the region to flock to this restaurant and make it successful and ignore the big Chicken liberal, Bill de Blasio."