Astorino: Democrats, Not Dollars or Migrants, Will Destroy New York

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In Manhattan, Mayor Eric Adams says the estimated $12 billion New York City could fork over to help migrants over the next few years threatens “to destroy New York City”. In Albany, meanwhile, Governor Kathy Hochul said on Thursday that she is considering calling a special session of the state legislature to deal with the crisis. Meanwhile in Washington, pleas to President Biden and Congress to fund the migrant transition to American society continue to fall on deaf ears. It raises the question: does anybody in charge have any ideas to stem the tide?

Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has been tracking migrant arrival issues since he saw flights of migrants arriving in the middle of the night at Westchester County Airport several years ago. He says the migrant crisis and the ensuing finger-pointing are a case of Democrats having to finally address a problem they created.

“[Adams] can’t handle anything, and neither can any of the [other] Democrats,” Astorino told Berman and Riedel. “I love it, because they’re fighting among themselves now, and it was always going to lead to this, because they’re in charge. Kathy Hochul is completely and utterly useless. Now she’s pretending to want to do something, when really giving the appearance that it’s all Eric Adams fault, and yet it’s just as much her fault, if not more, because she was, during the governor’s campaign, speaking about the migrants, waving them in, setting up a $1.5 billion fund. This is the blob that’s going to eat New York.”

Astorino contends that Democrats have no interest in resolving the migrant issue because it helps them attain their long-term goals. “The long-term plan clearly is to turn them into voters, but the amount of money that is being spent on this is incredible. It’s going to make covid look like nothing at some point, and who do you think all this money is going to? It’s going to all the leftist organizations who will then try to pump out the vote in November next year… that’s what this is all about. That’s the big picture.”

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