Abbott’s campaign retaliates after New York Mayor Adams threatens to transport New Yorkers to Texas


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Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s campaign hit back at New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday after Hizzoner threatened to send busloads of New Yorkers to Texas to campaign against Abbott in the upcoming presidential election. governor – in retaliation for Texas sending buses full of illegal immigrants. Big Apple.

“I’ve already called all my friends in Texas and told them how to vote, and I’m deeply considering taking a busload of New Yorkers to Texas and doing some good ol’ door knocking because, for the good of America, we need to get him out of the job,” Adams said at a news conference on Tuesday.

Adams’ comments marked the latest in a spat between the liberal cities of Washington DC and New York and the conservative border states of Arizona and Texas. State governors have infuriated liberal mayors by sending thousands of migrants to their cities, which the mayors say has strained their social systems.

Abbott’s campaign responded to Adams’ comments later Tuesday.

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“Due to high taxes, out of control crime and the mayor’s lack of leadership, people are volunteering to leave New York without being asked by the mayor,” campaign spokesman Mark Miner said. at Fox News Digital. β€œIt appears Mayor Adams has taken on the additional role of political director for [Democratic candidate] Beto O’Rourke.”

The clash came hours before three more buses arrived in New York on Wednesday morning.

The movement of migrants to cities has become a major political issue in recent weeks. DC Mayor Muriel Bowser recently called the situation a humanitarian crisis and called for the deployment of the National Guard – a request denied by the Pentagon. Both mayors blamed Republican states, with Adams attacking Abbott again on Tuesday.

“It’s unimaginable to come to a country, your first visit here someone kicks you out like the governor of Texas does and then tries to navigate this complex country to provide your services,” he said. .

The governors of Arizona and Texas, however, said the mayors bear a small part of the effects of the Biden administration’s border policies – which they blame for the huge number of migrant encounters at the border each month. There have been more than 200,000 migrant encounters per month over the past four months, with more than 500,000 getaways since the fiscal year began in October.

Abbott began busing migrants in DC in April in what he said was an effort to bring the migrant crisis to the politicians responsible for it. He has since also started sending migrants to New York. Arizona sent migrants to DC but said it would not send them to New York.

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“Washington DC finally understands what Texans face every day as our communities are overrun and overwhelmed by thousands of illegal immigrants thanks to President Biden’s open border policies,” Abbott’s office said in a statement. a press release at the beginning of the month.

On Friday, he said New York City “is the perfect destination for these migrants, who can benefit from the abundance of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about in the sanctuary city.”

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Another bus arrived in New York on Sunday, with 40 migrants on board, only 14 of whom disembarked in the Big Apple. Abbott also said he plans to research other cities where migrants can be sent.

Separately, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has considered sending migrants to Delaware, President Biden’s home state.

Fox News’ Bradford Betz contributed to this report.


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