WASHINGTON — New York City Mayor-elect Eric Adams returned to the White House on Tuesday for the first time since his landslide victory in November.
Adams walked down the White House driveway shortly after noon for an event with newly elected mayors.
It was not immediately clear if Adams, who will lead America’s biggest city, will meet with President Biden himself. It was also unclear which other incoming mayors would attend.
Adams visited the White House in July after winning the Democratic primary to talk with Biden about soaring violent crime in major cities. Adams is a former cop who has rejected left-wing demands to defund or abolish the police.
The then-Brooklyn borough president told reporters in July, “This crime problem is destroying my borough and I’m happy that he allowed me to come in and share my insights.”
Also in July, Adams visited Capitol Hill to meet with Democratic New York lawmakers about federal funding for the city.
Biden’s public schedule did not include a meeting with Adams, though it’s possible one will still happen. Biden had no scheduled events between a 10 a.m. intelligence briefing and an evening Christmas party for the Democratic National Committee.