Sharpton Defends Comments on Mayor’s Son

NEW YORK -

Al Sharpton defended Wednesday his comments at last week’s City Hall roundtable that the mayor’s son, Dante de Blasio, whose mother is black, was a “candidate for a chokehold,” since he starred in his father’s primary campaign ad about stop-and-frisk, The Observer reported. “You can say that to get votes, but I can’t say that for the reasons we voted for you?” he said.