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Veterans Slam De Blasio And Mark-Viverito Over Puerto Rican Day Parade

The New York Post reports:

The Puerto Rican Day Parade controversy spilled over into Memorial Day.

Veterans on Monday ripped Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for planning to march alongside convicted terrorist Oscar López Rivera in the June 11 parade.

The politicians attended a Memorial Day ceremony at the Intrepid Sea, Air And Space Museum, where one former soldier from Puerto Rico called the mayor a hypocrite for praising veterans during his speech while still supporting the former FALN leader.

“He’s a double talker and a bully,” said Hector Cortez, 67, a former Army sergeant and retired city firefighter.

“I’m Puerto Rican and I don’t believe he [Lopez Rivera] should be honored. [Mark-Viverito] is full of baloney as a politician. ”

Half a dozen elected officials, including Gov. Cuomo, and nearly all major sponsors have pulled out of the parade, where López Rivera will receive a National Freedom Hero award.

Read more at the New York Post

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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