‘Could Not Last A Week In Texas’: Abbott Fires Back After Adams Calls Him ‘Madman’
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After New York City mayor Eric Adams lashed out at Texas GOP governor Greg Abbott, calling him a “madman,” Abbott fired back, declaring that Adams “could not last a week in Texas.”

Last week Adams, complaining about the influx of illegal immigrants into New York City, told a townhall, “Go item for item on what Eric Adams ran for as a candidate and look at what we accomplished in 20 months: We turned this city around in 20 months, and then what happened? Started with a madman down in Texas who decided he wanted to bus people up to New York City.”

“When I first heard that, I thought about Frank Sinatra singing ‘New York, New York’ when he sang ‘If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere,” Abbott — who has bused thousands of illegal immigrants to New York City — fired back. “Well, the mayor may have made it to be mayor of New York, but he could not last a week in Texas.”

“They have so few migrants in New York compared to what we deal with every single day; it’s just outrageous he would make a comment like that,” Abbott said. “However, I’ve got to add this: What’s maddening is the fact that in New York and Chicago and DC and LA and other places, they put out policies self-proclaiming that they’re ‘sanctuary cities,’ and they love to promote these liberal ideologies until they have to actually live up and apply them. It’s clear that  policies of ‘sanctuary cities’ and letting everybody live for free simply do not work. This is a day of reckoning for all of the United States realizing that the liberal policies of open borders will not work in this country.”

Commenting on quotes from Democrats from roughly a decade ago saying they were going to use the growing number of Hispanics in the state to turn the state blue, Abbott stated, “They did say that about ten years ago; it kind of began after I beat Wendy Davis for governor in 2014. They kept saying the expanding Hispanic demographics were going to change Texas and turn it blue. Today … there are more Hispanics in Texas then there are Anglos, and yet I beat Beto (O’Rourke) by double digits despite the fact that he raised about $150 million.”

“The Hispanics in Texas, they don’t agree with the leftist woke agenda and progressive ideas,” he said. “They firmly reject that. In fact, Hispanics in Texas do not like Biden’s open border policies. Texas will continue to get even more red because (of) the reckless liberal progressive policies.”

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