Comptroller John Liu Comes Out in Favor of a Boycott of Arizona


As we reported yesterday, the office of City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez of Washington Heights is trying to get Comptroller John Liu’s cooperation on a citywide boycott of Arizona. Today, Liu’s office released a statement in support of “some form of boycott,” and, echoing Assemblyman Adam Clayton Powell IV, drew parallels to the boycotts that took place over South African apartheid.

It’s unclear, though, what Liu has in mind for the boycott — whether he would go along with the plan floated by Rodriguez’s office, in which he would refuse to sign off on city contracts with Arizona-based companies — and his office is not in a particularly sharing mood.