In light of the recent findings by the FBI showing evidence that New York State Senate President Malcolm Smith and New York City Councilman Dan Halloran were plotting to fix the upcoming NYC mayoral race, John Gambling spoke with candidates Bill DeBlasio and John Catsimatidis this morning about what this means for the race going forward.
"This is the kind of thing that makes people lose faith in government in politics, it makes them not want to vote," said New York City Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio. "This is the taxpayers money - when they see things like this, no wonder people are upset about paying their taxes."
John Gambling made a point to discuss what this could mean for the republican party in New York with republican candidate John Catsimatidis.
"It's not necessarily the republican party," he responded. "It's a culture of corruption, and it seems like it's getting worse in the last 10-20 years."
Catsimatidis dove further into the extent of these scandals, mentioning other situations of stolen funds.
"They [politicians] think it's their money - I'm not going to mention names, you've said some of them, but there's certain people who set up charities just to fund them to steal from them," he said.
Listen below to hear John Gambling's full interviews with Bill DeBlasio and John Catsimatidis.