New York City Mayor Eric Adams is no longer a national surrogate for President Biden’s re-election campaign amid criticism of the administration’s handling of the migrant crisis at the southern border.
The news that Adams was dropped from Biden’s National Advisory Board, which was first reported by Politico, comes after Adams initially joined the campaign’s efforts in March.
“Adams was among several lawmakers who were first named to the President’s National Advisory Board in March but did not appear on a roster of 50 prominent Democrats released by the campaign on Wednesday,” the outlet reported.
The board — made up of 50 Democrats at various levels of government to support Biden and Vice President Harris’ re-election chances in 2024 — was announced Wednesday and includes several prominent Democratic politicians, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Cory Booker of New Jersey, and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
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Adams’ noted absence from the board comes after several rounds of criticism against the Biden administration over its handling of the migrant crisis on the southern border.
“This is not about asylum-seekers and migrants, we all come from a place to pursue the American Dream,” Adams said last week. “It’s the irresponsibility of the Republican Party in Washington for refusing to do real immigration reform, and it’s the irresponsibility of the White House for not addressing this problem.”
Adams was also tasked last year with dealing with the massive influx of migrants being shipped to the Big Apple by bus from overwhelmed Republican-led states like Florida and Texas.
Adams has previously admitted that New York City is being “devastated by the migrant crisis” and said the Biden administration has “failed” the city on immigration.
Adams said in April that the “national government has turned its back on New York City,” adding that “every service in this city is affected by the asylum seeker crisis.”
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When named to the advisory board, Adams told the New York Post that he would not be deterred from speaking out against Biden’s border policies and the migrant crisis.
“I think the opposite,” Adams, the mayor of the nation’s most populous city, insisted at the time. “Those who cover me and know me, know that I will speak for the people of this city, no matter what panel I’m on.”
“And you know, being president comes with a menu of things. It doesn’t mean there’s not one thing on that menu that I don’t like. I don’t like what we’re doing around here. of asylum seekers,” he added.
Other members of Biden’s national advisory board include: California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro, Delaware Gov. John Carney, Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Maryland Gov. Wes Moore, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, and more than a dozen Democratic House members.
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