Unvaccinated Queens Councilwoman Vickie Paladino was barred from City Hall chambers this week and voted remotely for new Speaker Adrienne Adams.
Wednesday’s vote by Zoom on her cell phone averted a standoff that could have ended with the firebrand pol being ejected by the chamber’s sergeant-at-arms.
All City Council members must be vaccinated against coronavirus to enter chambers, according to council rules. Paladino, 67, has refused to submit her medical information. Sources close to her say she remains unvaccinated.
“I will not enter chambers today [so as] not to take away from her moment,” Paladino told The Post on Wednesday. “She’s making history today and I look forward to working with Adrienne in the future. And I see a very bright