GOP council members: Key committee appointment will divide Dems


City Council Republicans are doing cartwheels over a report {that a} tough-as-nails, unbiased lawmaker will be tapped to go a robust investigative committee whose job will embody scrutinizing Mayor Adams.

Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) informed The Post the anticipated appointment of Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-Manhattan) to the oversight and investigations committee is “great news” for the GOP.

The former borough president has a observe file of placing the general public good earlier than social gathering politics, which might result in infighting amongst progressive and average Democratic factions citywide.

“She’ll leave no stone unturned, so I’m getting the popcorn ready for when Democrats are in conflict,” Borelli stated. “It’s good for the Republican Party, and I think this will have some ramifications in our favor in statewide elections this year.”

Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli said that Brewer's appointment is "great news" for the GOP.
Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli stated that Brewer’s appointment is “great news” for the GOP.
J.C. Rice for NY Post

Borelli is one in every of 5 Republicans on the predominantly Democratic 51-person Council, which gained two seats within the final yr’s common election.

The City first reported Wednesday that Brewer could be named chair of the committee, which has subpoena energy, as compensation for backing Adrienne Adams (D-Queens) within the Council speaker race.

Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-Bronx) successfully used the committee chairmanship as a councilman to show issues on the metropolis’s Housing Authority and different businesses throughout former Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration.

Brewer's position would include scrutinizing Mayor Eric Adams' administration.
Brewer’s place would come with scrutinizing Mayor Eric Adams’ administration.
Kevin C. Downs for NY Post

Negotiators for Mayor Adams, no relation to the speaker, have been lobbying for Manhattan Councilwoman Julie Menin, a average Democrat extra politically aligned with the brand new mayor than Brewer, for the put up, sources stated.

If Brewer will get the appointment, it could mark the second failed try by the brand new mayor to wield energy over the Council. Previous efforts by his camp to get Councilman Francisco Moya (D-Queens) named speaker failed earlier than the mayor finally backed Adams for the place.

Mayor Eric Adams' office had been lobbying for Councilwoman Julie Menin to get the position instead of Brewer.
Mayor Eric Adams’ workplace had been lobbying for Councilwoman Julie Menin to get the place as an alternative of Brewer.
Gregory P. Mango for NY Post

The speaker didn’t return messages, and Brewer and Menin declined remark.

A spokesman for the mayor stated his workplace doesn’t touch upon inner conversations and “respects the independent leadership of the City Council.”

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