The Bill de Blasio Administration Probably Won’t Have Any Republicans

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New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio holds a press conference to announce members of his senior leadership team on December 4, 2013 in New York City. The de Blasio administration is due to take office on January 1.Photo: John Moore/Getty

Let’s not get crazy about this diversity idea,” the mayor-elect joked to a group of reporters in response to a question about whether he’d be willing to bring someone from the GOP into his administration. But seriously, folks — De Blasio would consider an across-the-aisle hire, provided they “share our values.” “That may be a high bar for some Republicans,” added the six-foot-five Democrat.