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SCHUMER: Christmas tree bugs threatening NYC

Sen. Chuck Schumer is ringing the alarm about a grave threat to New Yorkers, and it’s not a government shutdown, illegal immigrants flooding across the southern border, or the nation’s ballooning debt.

It’s much more serious, involving tiny terrorists quietly infiltrating the city, smuggled inside Christmas trees.

“If you happen to pick a fresh-cut Christmas tree that came from outside New York state, the tree could be harboring a really pesky little secret,” Schumer said at a press conference about the threat – the spotted lanternfly. “This little critter looks nice, but he’s no love bug. … If we do nothing about them, trees in Central Park, on the streets of New York City and our beautiful leafy suburbs could very well be at risk.”

Read the full story from The American Mirror

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