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Got proof, de Blasio?

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Posted: Thursday, October 3, 2019 10:30 am

Wow, after spending so much time introducing himself to residents of Iowa and New Hampshire in an effort to convince them he was a serious candidate for president, Mayor de Blasio sure has to brush up on the rules and regulations of his own city and state.

Speaking on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” last week, de Blasio said he was “really surprised” the IDNYC cards his administration created cannot be used as proof of age to buy alcohol. This even though the city’s own IDNYC website says they can’t be used for that. He then said the city will tell bar and restaurant owners to accept IDNYC, stubbornly declaring, “This is a valid ID.”

We advise saloonkeepers and restaurateurs to check with the state before listening to the mayor. Albany makes the rules on this, and the rules do not allow alcohol purchases with IDNYC. We’d hate to see someone lose a liquor license because they listened to a virtual out-of-towner speaking out of his depth about weighty legal matters.

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