While exploring a spot for a mayoral visit in Brooklyn on July 5, 2022, an aide to Mayor Eric Adams was robbed at gunpoint.
According to Chris Baugh, an Advance Team Assistant for Adams, red state leaders such as Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas have wreaked havoc on New York City’s far-left leadership.
“There was talk of simply capping the number of immigrants we would allow, and I’m delighted we didn’t do that. But I believe what Texas Governor Abbott was doing was effective. It’s saturated our system,” Baugh explained.
“There are more people in social services than ever before – possibly ever in history. As a result, it effectively demonstrates the tension,” he continued.
Baugh noted that the crisis is reverberating upward and producing problems for the Biden administration as Republicans go on offense and generate issues for the Dems., turning the far-left-promoted migrant crisis towards them.
“To be honest, I’m not sure how much Biden will enjoy having a mayor saying, ‘Hey, you owe blue communities funds due to this migrant situation.’ That, eventually, will make Biden appear bad. We’re a month away from midterms, and he’s not going to enjoy it. It’s a dangerous scenario for him, and I’m not sure Eric Adams is capable of navigating it,” Baugh said.
“I believe the images of this are horrible for Biden and horrible for the mayor, and I believe Biden announcing, ‘OK, I’m just going to just give funds to NY City since they cannot take care of all these immigrants’ is just going to be really bad politically for him,” he continued.
Baugh believes the blame will eventually fall on Adams and New York City’s far-left leadership, and he doubts they will be up to the task.
“Emergency [government] funds should go to Florida and Puerto Rico before coming here [to NYC]. Finally, it is we who are trying to abide with our own regulations. Our ‘Right to Shelter Laws’ and other things,” he explained.
“It’s going to be the greatest test of his [Adams] career in politics, which is kind of strange given that he’s only been in government for nine or ten months.”
“Just like, if he does this right, if we can withstand the influx of migrants and adhere to, whatever that’s called, ‘Right to Shelter Laws,’ he’ll look like a hero. If it goes the opposite way, Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis will say, ‘The Dems. don’t follow what they preach,’ and that will be a major liability for him,” Baugh added. “We’ll see what happens. As I previously stated, this might define his entire tenure in government.”
Author: Blake Ambrose