Democratic politicians upset over Republican governors sending buses and planes of asylum seekers to their jurisdictions evoke white liberals who opposed integration within the Fifties, 60s and 70s, former New York Gov. David Paterson mentioned Sunday.
Talking on WABC Radio’s Cats Roundtable, New York’s first and solely black governor informed host John Catsimatidis that historical past was “repeating itself 50 years later.”
“It jogs my memory … of some criticisms that have been usually made through the integration motion, the place there have been individuals who have been pro-integration,” Paterson mentioned.
“They have been progressives. They have been liberals. However they didn’t need anyone transferring into their neighborhoods. Another person was going to should stay with the African-People and Hispanics who moved into these neighborhoods.
“You sort of have historical past repeating itself 50 years later.”
Paterson insisted he doesn’t assist actions by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to ship migrants to liberal jurisdictions like New York and Martha’s Winery.
New York Metropolis has welcomed greater than 11,000 migrants from southern states in latest months, in accordance with metropolis figures.
Mayor Eric Adams has blasted Republican governors for sending the asylum seekers, insisting that the town’s shelter system is overloaded — whereas additionally coordinating with no less than one Democratic mayor for Big apple Metropolis to obtain much more.