On Tuesday, New York City voters overwhelmingly voted to elect Democrat Eric Adams as their next mayor, by 72.8 percent. While Adams and the current mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, are both Democrats, it looks like they'll have very different governing styles in key areas, namely when it comes to handling the pandemic with mask and vaccine mandates.
During his Sunday appearance on CNN's "State of the Union," Adams told host Dana Bash that "I believe in the mandates," adding "let's be clear on that." However, he is in favor of religious exemptions, as he shared that he spoke to a woman whose children have not received the COVID vaccine or other vaccines because of their religious beliefs. "So, why are we all of a sudden telling her we are no longer going to respect that," he asked.
And so, if there are real health care issues, real religious exemptions, we need to look at that and weed that out of those who are just on the street trying to bring about disorder in our city," he did continue to note.