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

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's campaign on Tuesday shot back at New York City Mayor Eric Adams after Hizzoner threatened to send bus loads of New Yorkers to Texas to campaign against Abbott in the upcoming gubernatorial election – in retaliation for Texas sending busloads of illegal immigrants to the Big Apple.

"I already called all of my friends in Texas and told them how to cast their vote, and I am deeply contemplating taking a bus load of New Yorkers to go to Texas and do some good old-fashioned door knocking because, for the good of America, we have to get him out of office," Adams said in a press conference on Tuesday.

Adams' comments marked the latest in a spat between the liberal cities of Washington D. C. and New York City and conservative border states of Arizona and Texas. The governors of the states have enraged the liberal mayors by sending thousands of migrants to their cities -- which the mayors say have strained their social systems.

Abbott's campaign responded to Adams' comments later Tuesday.

"Because of high taxes, out of control crime, and poor leadership by the Mayor, people are volunteering to leave New York City without the Mayor asking," campaign spokesperson 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 clash came hours before three more buses arrived in New York City on Wednesday morning.

The movement of migrants into the cities has become a major political issue in recent weeks. D. C. Mayor Muriel Bowser recently called the situation a humanitarian crisis and requested the deployment of the National Guard -- a request denied by the Pentagon. Both mayors have blamed the Republican states, with Adams on Tuesday again attacking Abbott.... (Read more)