July 22, 2024

Mayor Eric Adams calls Republican-led House Judiciary Committee’s field hearing in New York City “the highest level of hypocrisy”

Mayor Eric Adams participates in a conversation with business leaders at the semi-annual board meeting of the New York Jobs CEO Council in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Caroline Willis/Mayoral Photography Office
Mayor Eric Adams participates in a conversation with business leaders at the semi-annual board meeting of the New York Jobs CEO Council in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. Caroline Willis/Mayoral Photography Office

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mayor Eric Adams addressed the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee’s field hearing in New York City, calling it “the highest level of hypocrisy.”

He said that the hearing is intended to discredit District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who has been targeted by Republicans for his decision to charge former President Donald Trump with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

While crime rates have been falling in New York City, the mayor highlighted that some cities, including those in the home state of committee chair Jim Jordan, are experiencing increased murder rates. Mayor Adams emphasized that the hearing is a political stunt.

In the interview, Mayor Adams also discussed the efforts being made to ensure the safety of DA Bragg and the city as a whole during Trump’s trial. The NYPD is prepared to handle any disruptions caused by the former president’s visits to the city.

Mayor Adams went on to discuss his collaboration with other mayors, civil rights leaders, and business leaders to create a national urban agenda. The goal is to address gun violence and other issues impacting urban communities through a collective, nationwide approach that emphasizes both intervention and prevention.

The conversation touched on the issue of mass shootings, which have become a daily occurrence in the United States. Mayor Adams emphasized the need for a comprehensive approach to addressing this problem, not only in cities but across the country.

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