De Blasio spokesman says NYPD union head is 'disgrace to labor movement' after he demands the mayor resign by sundown

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The Sergeants Benevolent Association, which represents about 13,000 active and retired NYPD sergeants, issued an ultimatum on Friday to Mayor Bill de Blasio: Resign by sundown.

"We need to hear you RESIGNED as Mayor of NYC," the SBA, whose president is Ed Mullins, tweeted Friday. "We are WAITING. Only a few hours left until sundown. Give 8 million people a gift & quit. You ruined NYC, Save the City and step down."

The SBA's call for the mayor's resignation was in response to his tweet slamming the RNC for digs that were made against NYC. Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Police Benevolent Association president Pat Lynch were among the speakers who were critical of de Blasio, citing the city's crime rate. 

De Blasio tweeted, "What did we need to hear this week? Plans to fight COVID-19 and get Americans back to work. What did we hear? Lies about the greatest city in the world and one of the most diverse places on Earth. Because @realDonaldTrump is afraid of diversity. He’s afraid of true greatness."

But the mayor's spokesman, Bill Neidhardt, brushed it off, taking aim at Mullins and Lynch, tweeting, "Ed Mullins and RNC speaker Pat Lynch do not represent the views of most New Yorkers, let alone the rank-and-file. They're a disgrace to the labor movement. Their embrace of a racist President shows how ill-equipped they are to serve a diverse city and a majority-minority force."

Neidhardt didn't back off, writing, "I wonder if Mullins thought of this idea while sipping out of his beloved q-anon mug."  Q-anon refers to a far-right conspiracy theory.