Posted on February 9, 2024

Eric Adams Blames Political Woes on Race, Compares Himself to Jesus

Michael Dorgan, Fox News, February 6, 2024

Embattled New York City Mayor Eric Adams has pinned his recent political problems on race, saying recent attacks against him are due to his administration being made up of people of color.

Adams, who has struggled to contend with the city’s unprecedented influx of illegal immigrants and is facing an FBI investigation into his mayoral campaign, told a town hall in Brooklyn late last week he is being attacked just like New York City’s first Black mayor, David Dinkins.

“We are moving the needle forward,” Adams said. “Is there more to do? You’re darn right there is, but this committed team is getting it done.”

He then pointed to five of his deputy mayors who are all women and people of color.


“Have you ever seen this much chocolate lead in the city of New York?” Adams said to an applauding crowd.

His deputy mayors are Sheena Wright, Anne Williams-Isom, Meera Joshi, Ana Almanzar and Maria Torres-Springer.

“And then go down the line, look who’s here. This is representative of the city. That’s why people are hating on me. You’re trying to figure out, why the hating on me?”

According to the 2020 census, the city’s population is made up of 30.9% Whites (non-Hispanic), 28.7% Hispanic or Latino, 20.2% Black or African American (non-Hispanic), 15.6% Asian and 0.2% Native American (non-Hispanic).


Adams then mentioned more of his diverse administration.

“First woman police commissioner of color. First Spanish-speaking police commissioner. First Spanish-speaking correction commissioner. Go through the line of what we’re doing in two years.”