Governor Cuomo quickly big footed the dithering Mayor by declaring that the Chelsea bomb was terrorism on its face although the motives and linkages are unknown. Earlier Mayor Bill deBlasio had said it was intentional but declined to call it terrorism.
Mr Cuomo also deployed some National Guard troops to watch over the transit system.
The Governor and the Mayor frequently are at each other in a rivalry to be the state's top Democrat. As a rule, Andy wins those battles.
Chelsea bomb blast 'obviously' terrorism, Gov. Cuomo says | Newsday