Abbott's campaign hits back after NYC Mayor Adams threatens to bus New Yorkers to Texas

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's campaign hit back at New York Mayor Eric Adams on Tuesday after Hizzoner threatened to send busloads of New Yorkers to Texas to campaign against Abbott in the upcoming gubernatorial election -- in retaliation for Texas Big Apple sent busloads of illegal immigrants to Texas.
"I've already called all my friends in Texas and told them how to vote, and I'm seriously considering taking a busload of New Yorkers to Texas and making some good old-fashioned door knockers for the good of America." , we have to get him out of office," Adams said at a news conference on Tuesday.
Adams' comments were the latest in a row between liberal cities Washington D.C. and New York City and the conservative border states of Arizona and Texas. State governors have enraged Liberal mayors by sending thousands of migrants into their cities -- straining their welfare systems, mayors say.
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Abbott's campaign responded to Adam's comments later Tuesday.
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New York City Mayor Eric Adams, left, is not pleased that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is sending Getty Images
"Because of high taxes, runaway crime, and poor leadership by the mayor, people are volunteering to leave New York City without the mayor asking," campaign spokesman Mark Miner told Fox News Digital. "It looks like Mayor Adams has taken on the additional role of political director for [Democratic candidate] Beto O'Rourke."
That collision happened hours before three other buses arrived in New York City on Wednesday morning.
The migration of migrants to cities has become a major political issue in recent weeks. D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently called the situation a humanitarian crisis and called for the National Guard to be deployed — a request rejected by the Pentagon. Both mayors have blamed Republican states, with Adams attacking Abbott again on Tuesday.
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"It's unimaginable to come into a country, your first visit here, someone kicks you out like the Texas governor does, and then tries to navigate this complex country to render your services," he said.
However, Arizona and Texas governors have said mayors are feeling a small part of the impact of the Biden administration's border policies -- which they blame for the massive number of encounters with migrants each month at the border. There have been more than 200,000 encounters with migrants a month for the past four months, with more than 500,000 escapes since the fiscal year began in October.
Abbott began busing migrants to D.C. in April. to bring the migrant crisis closer to the politicians responsible for it. Since then he has also been sending migrants to New York City. Arizona has migrants to D.C. sent but has said it won't send them to New York.
NYC MAYOR ERIC ADAMS BLASTS TEXAS GOV. GREG ABBOTT AFTER THE SECOND MIGRANTS BUS ARRIVES
"Washington D.C." "Finally understands what Texans deal with every day as our communities are overrun and overwhelmed by thousands of illegal immigrants thanks to President Biden's open borders policy," Abbott's office said in a statement earlier this month.
On Friday, he said that New York City "is the ideal destination for these migrants, who can receive the wealth of city services and housing that Mayor Eric Adams has boasted about in the city of refuge."
On Sunday, another bus with 40 migrants on board arrived in New York City - only 14 of them got off in the Big Apple. Abbott has also said he is considering looking at other cities where migrants could be sent.
Separately, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has considered sending migrants to President Biden's home state of Delaware.
Fox News' Bradford Betz contributed to this report.
Gregory Abbott
48th Governor of Texas since 2015
Eric Adams
American politician and retired police officer

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