Cuomo and de Blasio were joined by State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and State Assemblyman Carl Heastie to call on medical professionals, activists and their fellow elected officials to fight the bill over the next few weeks.
“More and more people are — as the young people say — ‘woke,’” de Blasio said.
If the bill passes, Cuomo said the state of New York will sue the federal government for violating the rights of Americans.
“We will stand up as proud New Yorkers and say this was wrong and they headed this country in the wrong direction,” Cuomo said. “This state has always led the way.”
Schneiderman said he will represent New Yorkers in court if the suit happens and he will continue to fight for constituents in Washington.
“This bill is against the law — it's unconstitutional and even the president is not above the law,” Schneiderman said.
De Blasio echoed the governor saying Republicans are only looking to help themselves while harming those that need Healthcare the most.
“The bill is not a health care bill, it's a wealth care bill”, de Blasio said.
The mayor took a more serious tone saying Republicans are playing with people’s lives.
“If this bill passes Americans will die,” de Blasio said. “Everyone has a stake in this and everyone can make a difference.”