Why He's Not Backing Comrie
Not too long after Council Member Charles Barron declared his outright support for Speaker candidate Comrie, came the sudden announcement that Barron's vote for the Speakership had moved to camp de Blasio.
So last week, Barron took the time to explain to Nayaba Arinde of the Amsterdam News his decision-making process, and to defend how it is exactly that he's now supporting a white male - a group he's referred to repeatedly as having too much power in the city.
Here's a snippet:
If he cannot support a Black man for speaker, Barron said that he will try and use the leverage of the Caucus on the victorious speaker to get as many ''people of color'' in committee chair positions ''and use that to bust up the unbalanced white power structure.''
Yet, and still, he said, ''Even with a few days to go, if we all can get behind Leroy I will support him. But he told me himself that it is going to be between DeBlasio and Christine Quinn.''
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