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Mayor Adams Admits to Being Lobbied by Former City Council Speaker on Behalf of Nets to Waive COVID-19 Jab Mandate for Athletes


NYC Mayor Eric Adams became the country’s most hypocritical mayor by waiving the city’s private sector COVID-19 jab mandate strictly for professional athletes.

Mayor Eric Adams Lifts Private Sector COVID-19 Jab Mandate for NYC Pro Athletes; Still Applies to Working Class

Adams admitted on Friday that he was lobbied by former City Council Speaker Corey Johnson on behalf of the Brooklyn Nets to waive the mandate NYC’s pro athletes, including Kyrie Irving.

“Corey reached out, clearly stated he was speaking on behalf of the Nets when he reached out,” Adams said.

Politico first reported the lobbying efforts:

Among those lobbying City Hall on behalf of the Nets are The Parkside Group and former City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, according to public record. The Mets is owned by Steve Cohen, who donated $1.5 million to a political action committee backing Adams in the Democratic primary last year. Johnson advised Adams’ mayoral transition.

While Adams’ move is a clear double standard that shows he values professional athletes more than working-class citizens, the Democrat mayor defended his actions.

The New York Post noted:

In response to questions from The Post on Friday, Adams denied that his order amounts to a double standard under which highly paid athletes can earn a living without getting vaccinated while regular New Yorkers remain subject to the mandate.

“No double standard,” he said. “I made a decision based on the information that I received from my health team, and I have the obligation to make those decisions on how I’m going to move my city forward.”

But Elissa Embree — a former waitress as the Mets’ Citi Field who was sent home from orientation last week for being unvaccinated — said the mayor was full of it.

“This is the epitome and textbook definition of a double standard. This is exactly what a double standard is,” she said.“He is picking and choosing who wins in the battle of COVID. ”The 43-year-old Harlem resident, who was featured on the front page of Friday’s Post, said she requested a vaccine exemption from food services giant Aramark nine days ago but hadn’t heard back.

If you’re a NYC blue-collar worker, you’re a nobody to Eric Adams.

However, the rich and famous can do as they please.

Unions slammed Adams for his hypocritical actions to waive COVID-19 jab mandates for athletes while city workers had to get vaccinated to retain their jobs.

Adams doubled down on his hatred for working-class New Yorkers when asked if the city will rehire unvaccinated workers.

Per Fox News:

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said Thursday that his administration would not rehire unvaccinated city workers.

Around 1,400 city employees were fired earlier this year for failing to comply with the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

Adams said, during a news conference at Citi Field, he did not plan to rehire them.

“Not at this time,” he said, according to The Wall Street Journal, “We are not reviewing if we are going to bring [them] back.”

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