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‘Tell Chuck Schumer’: Ted Cruz riffs on NYC mayor’s ‘hypocrisy’ after calling Abbott an immigration ‘madman’

After New York City Mayor Eric Adams referred to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott as a “madman” in his latest reaction to the city’s burgeoning migrant crisis, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said the mayor should instead be upset with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Adams complained Wednesday that the Biden White House has offered “no support” to the Big Apple as it deals with tens of thousands of newcomers – many of whom have been bused to New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal by Abbott on a regular basis for more than a year.

The mayor warned the crisis will “destroy New York City” and claimed the problem started “with a madman down in Texas.”

“It really is astonishing hypocrisy,” Cruz said Thursday on “The Faulkner Focus.” “You’ve got Eric Adams, you’ve got [New York Gov. Kathy Hochul], you’ve got [Massachusetts Gov. Maura Healey, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser and San Francisco Mayor London Breed] – all of them are discovering suddenly the burdens of Joe Biden’s open borders and illegal immigration.”

Abbott and Adams split image

Abbott, Adams (Getty)

Del Rio, by comparison, has seen as many as 15,000 illegal migrants on some days, according to Cruz.

Last year in Pennsylvania, some Republicans also attempted to take action against Biden administration-sanctioned migrant flights that were landing in Allentown and Wilkes-Barre.

Now-former State Sen. Mario Scavello, whose Mount Pocono district sat halfway between the two airports, drafted a plan at the time that would have redirected flights from Pennsylvania to neighboring Delaware – the president’s home state.

The state’s 2022 Republican gubernatorial nominee, State Sen. Doug Mastriano of Chambersburg, had also drafted a plan that would have levied international remittances from illegal immigrants wiring money abroad, and divert the revenue to the state’s property tax fund.

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Charles Creitz is a reporter for Fox News Digital. 

He joined Fox News in 2013 as a writer and production assistant. 

Charles covers media, politics and culture for Fox News Digital.

Charles is a Pennsylvania native and graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Story tips can be sent to charles.creitz@fox.com.

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