Comedian Jim Gaffigan Defends Pandemic Leadership of de Blasio, Cuomo: 'At Least They Had Good Intentions'

Comedian Jim Gaffigan Defends Pandemic Leadership of de Blasio, Cuomo: 'At Least They Had Good Intentions'


Even as the most stalwart Democrats distance themselves from their legacies, comedian Jim Gaffigan is defending former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), claiming that despite their deficiencies during the pandemic, “at least they had good intentions.”

In a wide-ranging interview with The Daily Beast, Gaffigan failed to mention the state’s tragic nursing home mandate that fueled the spread of the coronavirus among the elderly population, killing thousands. He also omitted any reference to New York City’s disastrous lockdowns and vaccine mandates, which have damaged the city’s economy. He said the real culprit for the pandemic was former President Donald Trump.

The Daily Beast didn’t challenge Gaffigan’s defense of de Blasio and Cuomo, providing the

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