Democratic mayoral candidate Eric Adams reportedly touted his opposition to the Democratic socialist “movement" Monday.
Adams delivered a speech professing that his true political rivals were not his Republican adversaries but the Democratic Socialists of America, according to audio.
“I’m no longer running against candidates. I’m running against a movement. All across the country, the DSA socialists are mobilizing to stop Eric Adams,” Adams reportedly said during an address in Queens. “They realize that if I’m successful, we’re going to start the process of regaining control of our cities.”
Adams did not mention Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, by name during his speech, but the Democratic Socialists of America notes the congresswoman as its “foremost socialist superstar.” Ocasio-Cortez “inspired up to 10,000 people to join” the organization, according to a page on the party's website.
Adams formerly served as an NYPD captain, and his campaign has focused on restoring public safety.
The Left "hijacked" what it meant to be progressive, Adams said during a press conference July 14.
“I have made it clear over and over again — I am the original progressive voice in this city,” Adams said. “Being progressive is not what you tweet, but what you do to help people on the street every day.”
“We’ve allowed the term ‘being progressive’ to be hijacked by those who do not have a track record of putting in place real progressive changes," he continued. "I am not going to surrender my progressive credentials."
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