New York City Mayor Eric Adams is complaining about Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s illegal alien busing program, calling him a “madman.”

While at a community meeting in the city’s Upper West Side, Adams criticized Abbott’s busing program.

“It started with a madman down in Texas who decided he wanted to bus people up to New York City,” said Adams.

According to Adams, New York City is struggling to handle the influx of illegal aliens.

“This issue will destroy New York City. Destroy New York City,” said Adams.

We’re getting 10,000 migrants a month. One time, we were just getting Venezuela, now we’re getting Ecuador… Now we’re getting people from all over the globe [who] have made their minds up that they’re going to come through the southern part of the border and come into New York City. And everyone is saying that it’s New York City’s problem. Every community in this city is going to be impacted. We’ve got a $12 billion deficit that we’re going to have to cut. Every service in this city is going to be impacted. All of us.

Abbott started busing illegal aliens to the country’s interior last year, costing taxpayers around $1,400 per rider.

The scheme has delivered more than 21,000 illegal aliens to “sanctuary” cities such as D.C., New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Denver—a mere drop in the bucket compared to the hundreds of thousands who have entered Texas illegally in the past two years, leaving devastation in their wake.

Last week, the Los Angeles City Council voted to pursue a lawsuit and criminal probe against Abbott and the State of Texas over the program.

“These motions are about investigating whether Gov. Greg Abbott committed kidnapping, human trafficking, or any other crimes when he sent vulnerable families on a 23-hour bus ride with little or no food or water,” explained Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martínez.

“The competition between these Republican governors about who could be more racist, I think, is just an utter failure and shows clearly that they do not have any intention to govern effectively,” said Soto-Martinez.

In an interview with Fox News, Abbott slammed Adams for his claims that New York City cannot sustain the influx of illegal aliens.

“The mayor may have made it to be the mayor of New York, but he could not last a week in Texas,” Abbott stated. “They have so few migrants in New York compared to what we deal with every single day. It’s just outrageous [that] he would make a comment like that.”

Abbott also accused several northern cities of hypocrisy for complaining about supporting illegal aliens while declaring themselves “sanctuary cities.”

“However, I got to add this, what’s maddening is the fact that in New York and Chicago and D.C. and L.A. and other places, they put out policies self-proclaiming that they’re sanctuary cities, and they love to promote these liberal ideologies until they have to actually live up and apply them,” said Abbott.

Katy Marshall

Katy graduated from Tarleton State University in 2021 after majoring in history and minoring in political science.