On FOX News' Justice with Judge Jeanine, former NYPD detective Bo Dietl called on New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to resign after two NYPD officers were shot dead execution style in Brooklyn as they were sitting inside a patrol car.
"If you look online last week gangs were posting on websites about killing cops," Dietl said to FOX News host Jeanine Pirro. "But this Gardner thing started this whole atmosphere. First of all, the Gardner incident was not a racist thing. There was a black sergeant on the scene. I don't want to debate that now, but for them to take it and make it a racial thing, that this mayor, and I call the mayor Big Bird de Blasio because that's exactly what he is."
"I was at a promotion ceremony yesterday at One Police Plaza and he got two people clapping for him. This guy is a disgrace. He's divided this country and this punk Sharpton here marching around last week with those demonstrations. 'What do we want, dead cops?' Well, they got two dead cops. And you now what? This guy went to Cuba in 1994. He should take his wife, de Blasio and go back to Cuba and live there," Dietl also said.
Dietl was referring to the honeymoon de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray took in 1994 to Cuba, which violated a U.S. travel ban.
"He should resign tomorrow because he can not do the job and my officers are out there. My cops -- I went by the [Rockefeller Plaza Christmas] tree. I went by the tree before. These guys are incensed. They're saying, 'Bo, keep speaking, please, we freed a voice. We need a voice,'" Dietl said.
Former NYPD commissioner Bernard Kerik agreed with Dietl, saying de Blasio "should go."
"He can't lead the city. The men and women in the NYPD don't respect him. They're never going to respect him," Kerik said.
"Let [current NYPD commissioner] Bill Bratton become the mayor. We'd be a lot better," Kerik said.
"Yeah, I'd vote for Bill Bratton to be the mayor," Dietl said. He should be the mayor. Get rid of Big Bird, let Bratton go there. I'll vote for him tomorrow."