Eric Adams, who is now the Democratic nominee for mayor of NYC, is now going after the far left in his own party, including AOC and her support for defunding the police.
Adams is a law and order kind of guy and that is probably what won him the nomination, as New Yorkers are tired of the crime and violence that was the hallmark of the current mayor. It is now being rumored that Democrats have ordered him to lay off. Somehow, I don’t think he will.
It is being said that his fellow Democrats called him to a private meeting, where he was told to back off criticizing the Marxist wing of the party.
The New York Post posted a video Tuesday of Adams at a fundraiser thrown by a group including one Republican and during his speech, Adams made it clear that the Republicans are not his enemy the extremists in his own party are.
“My battle is not [GOP candidate] Curtis Sliwa.”
“I’m no longer running against candidates. I’m running against a movement. All across the country, the DSA socialists are mobilizing to stop Eric Adams. They realize that if I’m successful, we’re going to start the process of regaining controls of our cities.”
“Look at me and you’re seeing the future of the Democratic Party. If the Democratic Party fails to recognize what we did here in New York, they’re going to have a problem in the midterm elections and they’re going to have a problem in the presidential election.”
“We have allowed a group to hijack the term progressive. So what I’m saying to the Democratic Party — stop believing a numerical minority is what the numerical majority is.”
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Though Adams did not mention any elected officials by name in the newly published video, Democrats clearly believed he was alluding to Ocasio-Cortez — the infamous self-proclaimed democratic socialist (whom, the Post noted, the DSA calls its “foremost socialist superstar”) who has led the cry for defunding the police — with his remarks.
So when Adams was in Washington, D.C., Wednesday — a day after the Post story broke — Democratic members of the New York congressional delegation “invited” him to a closed-door meeting, the New York Times reported.
During the meeting, Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez cautioned him not to criticize any New York congressional Democrats.