DeSantis’s Remarks For example, Christina Pushaw tweeted that Adams “talked (accurately) about crime driving folks out of NYC.”
As New York City’s Democratic mayor, Eric Adams, offered to teach Florida’s Republican governor about New York’s “values,” the DeSantis administration fired back.
On the first day of the Florida governor’s pro-police tour of communities run by Democrats, Adams was critical of his actions in the City That Never Sleeps.
Adams greeted DeSantis on Monday by saying, “Welcome to New York City, [DeSantis] – a city where we don’t ban books, discriminate against our LGBTQ+ neighbors, utilize asylum seekers as props, or enable the government stands between a woman and health care.
While you’re in town, we’d like to share with you some of the lessons we’ve learned about values as a city, said New York’s mayor.
Minutes afterward, Christina Pushaw, a spokeswoman for DeSantis, reacted, saying that in 2017, more individuals left New York City than any other major metropolis in the United States.
Notwithstanding all the “beautiful rhetoric,” as Pushaw phrased it, the fact is that more people departed New York City than any other major American metropolis last year. The Sunshine State has seen more migration than any other US state.
And you’ve talked (correctly) about how crime is driving people out of New York City, so you know this, Mayor Adams,” Pushaw said. The crime rate in Florida, meanwhile, is at a 50-year low.
The governor’s press secretary suggested that perhaps you might learn something from [DeSantis].
On the first day of his trip, DeSantis met with police officers and law enforcement union leaders in a cafe on Staten Island, a red borough.
The governor will visit the Philadelphia suburb of Fort Washington and the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst to speak with local law enforcement officials, as said in an interview with Fox News Digital conducted by his campaign staff.
It is anticipated that DeSantis would boast about his work to aid law enforcement and reduce crime in Florida, where he has recently pushed legislation to enhance bail laws and toughen sentencing for sex offenses, among other anti-crime measures.
Under DeSantis’s administration, according to the governor’s office, Florida offered the largest recruitment package in the state’s history to attract law enforcement officers last year, including signing bonuses of up to $5,000 for those who relocated to Florida from states that voted for Hillary Clinton.
Illinois’ Democratic governor, J.B. Pritzker, received criticism for his support of gay rights and called on DeSantis to cancel his scheduled visit to Chicago last week.
If DeSantis enters the 2020 presidential race, he will face off against his former political mentor, former President Donald Trump, in the Republican primary.