Andrew Giuliani has broken New York’s coronavirus rules about wearing masks while on the campaign trail to visit businesses in the city.
In the past two weeks, Rudy Giuliani’s son has posted photos online of him posing with his arms around staff at bagel shops, diners and pizzerias as he praises his attempt to overthrow Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The New York Department of Health has ordered that people who have not been vaccinated “must wear masks in all public settings,” including restaurants and shops.
The 35-year-old former professional golfer revealed during his campaign announcement last month that he did not need a vaccine because he contracted the virus in November while working as an aide at the Trump White House.
Speak to the New York Daily News on Tuesday, Giuliani doubled the position, saying: “I understand people want to make a big deal out of me not being vaccinated and still going to events, but I have the antibodies.”
Over the past two weeks, Andrew Giuliani has posted photos online of him posing with his arms around staff at bagel shops, diners and pizzerias as he touts his efforts to succeed Governor Andrew Cuomo (Photo: Giuliani with staff at a restaurant in town last month )
The New York Department of Health has ordered that people who have not been vaccinated must “wear masks in all public institutions,” including restaurants and shops (Photo: Giuliani at a pizzeria, left; and a bagel shop, right)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone, regardless of whether they have contracted Covid, get a vaccine, because there is no conclusive evidence about how long antibodies provide protection.
The CDC also claims that it is possible that people can still spread the virus even if they have antibodies.
Giuliani, who is competing with three other GOP candidates for the chance to go to Cuomo in 2022, assured the news that he had science on his side.
“I’m following the science on this and the science shows that having the antibodies is not just enough for me, but for all the New Yorkers around me,” Giuliani said.
“I’d rather listen to science than some bureaucrats in Albany.”
Giuliani, who served four years in the White House, announced on May 18 that he was running for governor.
The nominee said the gubernatorial race will be another “Fight of the Century,” and is confident he can take out veteran GOP competition in Representative Lee Zeldin and current three-year incumbent Democrat Governor Cuomo.
It is not clear whether Cuomo, who has been ravaged by a political scandal, will run for a fourth term next year.
The furore mainly surrounds his interaction with young women both in and out of the office, as well as for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic in the country’s most populous city.
In March 2020, Cuomo issued a controversial order requiring nursing homes in the state to accept recovering COVID patients who have been released from hospitals. Giuliani called this “the worst” policy in state history.
Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, made an official bid last month in the Republican primary to become governor of New York.
Andrew Giuliani worked all four years of his presidency as an aide to Donald Trump. Here he is pictured in the White House briefing room next to his Lithuanian-born wife Zivile Rezgyte
The move is now under investigation as evidence suggests it would lead to much higher infection and death rates in care facilities for the elderly – who are most at risk of dying after contracting the coronavirus.
Giuliani has never run for public office.
“It would be one of the epic confrontations in the history of the state,” Giuliani assured the New York Post last month.
‘I am a politician from the womb. It’s in my DNA,” he told the newspaper.
Giuliani vs Cuomo. Holy smokes. It’s Muhammad Ali against Joe Frazier. We can sell tickets at Madison Square Garden,” Giuliani continued, referring to the 1971 heavyweight title fight.
He also said he would be the candidate for change with a pro-business, pro-police and pro-school choice platform.