State Republican Chairman Ed Cox on Monday blasted both New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s speeches outlining efforts to fight discrimination and hate crimes in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential election victory.

In the statement, Cox said the feud between the state’s two top Democrats has morphed into an early battle for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

Over the past days, Cuomo and de Blasio have pledged to fight discrimination and bolster anti-discrimination measures in the city and state.

“What we have witnessed from both Governor Cuomo at the Abyssinian Baptist Church yesterday and Mayor de Blasio at Cooper Union this morning is a naked and unseemly fight to position themselves to be the 2020 Democratic nominee for President,” Cox said in the statement.

“These two scorpions in a bottle are each trying to outdo one another with slanderous fear-mongering hyperbole, rather than focusing on their respective jobs running New York State and New York City. Both officials need a strong working relationship with the federal government and with each suffering from low job approval ratings, they should get back to working on behalf of New York’s citizens, not their own political ambitions.”

Both Cuomo and de Blasio have been in a long-running public feud, but battling Trump is beneficial to both men who may face primary challenges in the coming elections. De Blasio, who runs for a second term in 2017, may draw a primary challenger who has the tacit backing of Cuomo.

Updated: Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi responds.

“Only Ed Cox can call standing up for the rights of New Yorkers divisive,” he said. “He should really leave the country club once in a while.”