Mayor Eric Adams for the first time appears to have blasted Vice President Kamala Harris over the border crisis which has led to the city spending $4.2 billion in the migrant crisis. This is the first time that Adams appears to have said something negative against President Biden’s controversial “border czar.”
On Tuesday during a City Hall news conference, Adams noted that there needed to be someone who could focus on the “decompression strategy for the federal government.” He added that there should be someone available at the entry points of El Paso, Brownsville, Texas, and other border entry points. He then proceeded to say that the Vice President in her role has “too much in her portfolio” to be able to be completely dedicated to the “decompression strategy.” He then added that New York could not act as the decompression strategy.
Adams press secretary Fabien Levy refused to make any additional comments stating that the mayor’s comments “speak for themselves.” However, a source close to Adam’s contacts with the White House said that his thinking appears to show his frustration with Harris. The source also claimed that it was frustrating for Adams not to have a senior that was dealing with the migration crisis on the ground whom they could address. Right now, the Department of Homeland Security is acting as the main contact.