We asked some locals about the arrest of Queens politicians Malcolm Smith and Dan Halloran and their alleged plot to rig the mayor's race.
It’s a shame. It almost sounds like it’s a made for TV scandal.
Unfortunately this is American politics. They forget it’s government by the people.
Shocked. Disappointed. Makes you wonder if anyone is honest anymore.
The city has enough problems. We can’t afford this.
That’s terrible. I’m trying to get money to survive right now, I’m struggling to pay rent and they’re trying to get money to rig an election.
I think they’re crooks and robbers. They’re legitimate criminals.
Nothing surprises me anymore. Not in this city, not in this political environment. Politicians are out for themselves and in the end it’s the people that suffer.
They should put them if jail if it’s true.