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Mayor Adams Condemns Pro-Hamas Graffiti on WWI Memorial

Mayor Adams's actions reflect that despite political differences, the respect and preservation of American history is important for all.

It appears Mayor Eric Adams is taking a firm stand against those who help comprise the party he represents. New York City is no stranger to the pro-Hamas supporters who are responsible for the unruly, disrespectful, and anti-American actions that have recently unfolded. On Tuesday, he contributed $5,000 of his own money to a reward pool aimed at catching those responsible for vandalizing a World War I memorial in Central Park. This incident involved anti-Israel protesters defacing the 107th United States Infantry monument with the word “Gaza” and burning an American flag—a disrespectful act that not only damages physical property but also strikes at the heart of American history and values.

Adams, clearly fed up with such disorder, emphasized at a press conference that these acts of vandalism were attacks on symbols of freedom and should not be met with silence. This action from Adams reflects a broader frustration with extreme elements on the left, especially considering his recent experience on a plane where he was verbally attacked by a pro-Hamas protester. Such incidents seem to have galvanized the mayor to speak out more forcefully against behaviors that undermine public order and disrespect the community and its history.

While we shouldn’t rush to elevate Mayor Eric Adams for his recent stand against vandalism during protests, it’s noteworthy, especially given his spotty track record managing New York City. His condemnation of the desecration of American symbols during a time of heated political strife is revealing—it shows cracks in the Democratic Party. The hard left, with its anti-Israel and pro-Hamas rhetoric, is clearly rattling the party’s unity. Even figures like Adams, who might once have enjoyed broad support from his party, are facing backlash. This isn’t just a minor scuffle within party lines; it’s a significant ideological clash that’s causing Democrats to turn on their own.

Mayor Eric Adams stepping up to offer a reward for information leading to the arrest of those who vandalized a World War I memorial may just offer a sliver of hope that respect for American history can still be a bipartisan issue. It’s essential, now more than ever, that we find common ground on preserving our nation’s legacy—regardless of political affiliations. This unity is crucial, not only for facing down those who disdain America but also for combating the rampant anti-Israel sentiment. If we can stand together on this, perhaps there’s still hope for pushing back against the waves of hate and division eroding our societal foundations.

Robert Chernin

Robert Chernin

Robert B. Chernin has brought his years of political consulting and commentary back to radio. As a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser and political confidant, Robert has a unique perspective with insights not heard anyway else. Robert has consulted on federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition. Robert co-founded and served as president of the Electoral Science Institute, a non-profit organization that utilizes behavioral science to increase voter participation and awareness. Robert can be heard on multiple radio stations and viewed on the “Of the People” podcast where you get your podcasts.