On Sunday, New York City Mayor Eric Adams was interviewed and blasted Republicans for causing the migrant crisis. In response, Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded and said Adams wouldn’t even make it if he were in Texas.
Since last year, New York City has had over 110,000 migrants who were bussed to the city or arrived on their own and Mayor Adams is struggling to support them. Adams has asked for support from his governor, Governor Kathy Hochul, and President Joe Biden.
"No, not at all. And first of all, I'm glad you played that clip at the top of this conversation because there's a clear distortion that my comments were anti-immigrant, anti-migrant. The Trump Republicans are trying to use it as such, which is not true; and then, even the far left is trying to use it as anti-immigrant."
On Monday, Governor Abbott was on “Jesse Watters Prime Time” and had some comments about the New York City mayor.
Governor Abbott said on September 11 according to Fox News:
"When I first heard that, I thought about Frank Sinatra singing ‘New York, New York’ when he sang ‘If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere.' Well, [Adams] may have made it to be mayor of New York, but he could not last a week in Texas.”
The governor added:
"[It] is just outrageous he would make a comment like that... What's maddening is the fact that in New York and Chicago and D.C. and L.A. and other places, they put out policies proclaiming that they're sanctuary cities, and they love to promote these liberal ideologies until they have to actually live up and apply them as clear that the policies of sanctuary cities. And letting everybody live for free simply [does] not work."
According to Governor Abbott, he has bussed over 13,700 migrants to New York City since last summer.
What do you think about Mayor Adams’ comment?