DeSantis Attacks Liberal Mayor

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( – Governor DeSantis’ team responded to NY City Democrat Mayor Adams claiming that he could offer lessons on “values” to the Florida governor.

On Monday, Adams criticized DeSantis as Florida set off on his pro-police tour in Democratic-run cities. DeSantis’ first stop was in New York. In response to his visit, Adams wrote in a statement that he is welcoming DeSantis to New York City, where there are no book bans, no discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community, and where the government does not “use asylum seekers as props” or block women from accessing health care.

Adams concluded his message by stating that he was “happy to teach” DeSantis about values during his visit.

Following this message, spokeswoman for DeSantis campaign, Christina Pushaw, responded to Adams’s claims stating that more people have fled NYC in the past year than any other metropolitan city. She added that more Americans had chosen to relocate to Florida than any other state. She added that while crime in NYC is causing people to leave the city, in Florida the crime rate is the lowest it has been in five decades. She ended her message by suggesting that Adams learn something from DeSantis instead.

On Monday, DeSantis met with police officers and law enforcement union officials at a diner in Staten Island. From there he visited Fort Washington, a Philadelphia suburb, and Elmhurst, Illinois, where he talked with law enforcement officials and the local sheriffs. DeSantis is using this tour to express his support for law enforcement and how strengthened law enforcement has led to a reduction in crime in his state.

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