Former New York Mayor Invoice de Blasio on Friday introduced he’s operating for a newly open congressional seat in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

“Persons are hurting. They need assistance, they need assistance quick, they usually want leaders who can really get them assist now and know find out how to do it,” de Blasio told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in an interview.

“I do know find out how to do it, from years of serving the individuals of this metropolis,” de Blasio continued. “And so immediately, I’m declaring my candidacy for Congress within the tenth Congressional District of New York.”