The team of Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican, responded to a proposition from Eric Adams, the Democratic mayor of New York City, in which Adams offered to educate the Florida governor on the "values" of the crime-plagued city.
As the Florida governor began his pro-police tour of Democrat-controlled cities in New York City on Monday, Mayor Eric Adams took a dig at Ron DeSantis.
"Welcome to NYC, [DeSantis], a place where we don’t ban books, discriminate against our LGBTQ+ neighbors, use asylum seekers as props, or let the government stand between a woman and health care," Adams tweeted on Monday.
"We’re happy to teach you something about values while you’re here," Mayor Adams continued.
Welcome to NYC, @GovRonDeSantis, a place where we don’t ban books, discriminate against our LGBTQ+ neighbors, use asylum seekers as props, or let the government stand between a woman and health care.
We’re happy to teach you something about values while you’re here. https://t.co/o2CgOt1SES
— Mayor Eric Adams (@NYCMayor) February 20, 2023
Just minutes after Eric Adams' comments, Governor DeSantis' team responded through his campaign spokeswoman Christina Pushaw, who pointed out that New York City had the highest number of departures among all metropolitan areas in the previous year.
"Nice rhetoric – but here’s reality: More Americans fled NYC than any other metro area last year," Pushaw wrote. "More Americans moved to Florida than any other state."
"You know this, Mayor Adams, and you’ve talked (accurately) about crime pushing people out of NYC," Pushaw continued. "Florida’s crime rate meanwhile is at a 50-year low."
"Maybe it’s you who can learn from [DeSantis]?" the governor’s spokesperson finished.
Nice rhetoric — but here’s reality: More Americans fled NYC than any other metro area last year.
More Americans moved to Florida than any other state.
You know this, Mayor Adams, and you’ve talked (accurately) about crime pushing people out of NYC. Florida’s crime rate… https://t.co/gHru8I12PS
— Christina Pushaw ? ?? (@ChristinaPushaw) February 20, 2023
On Monday morning, Governor DeSantis began his tour by holding discussions with police officers and law enforcement union representatives at a diner located in the Republican-leaning borough of Staten Island.
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