Statement from City Council Candidate Brian Fox on De Blasio Decision to Discriminate Against Vaccine-Free New Yorkers

August 3, 2021

“Mayor Bill de Blasio’s edict to discriminate against vaccine-free New Yorkers by preventing them from entering private businesses or theaters is an outrageous violation of the Constitutional right of New Yorkers to make their own personal decisions. I adamantly oppose Mr. de Blasio’s dictum, and call upon my opponent, City Councilman Justin Brannan, to make clear his position on the matter.

“I respect the right and will of my neighbors to make their own choices regarding vaccines and firmly oppose any mandates. I also support the right of private businesses to remain open to customers regardless of vaccine status.

“I find it ironic that a city that has defunded the police, with disastrous consequences, now seeks to become a police state. This is Bill de Blasio’s and Justin Brannan’s New York.”