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‘Give Me A Break’: DeSantis Responds To Critics Of Martha’s Vineyard Migrant Flights

Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida took on critics attacking him over flying illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, during a Monday night Fox News appearance.

“Sean, it’s really frustrating. You have been covering this,” DeSantis told Fox News host Sean Hannity. “Millions of people since Biden has been president illegally coming across the southern border. Did they freak out about that? No. You had migrants die in the Rio Grande, you had 50 die in Texas in a trailer because they were neglected. Was there a freak out? No, there wasn’t.”

“You’ve had criminal aliens get across the southern border and victimized Americans, killing some, raping some. Was there any type of outrage? No,” DeSantis continued. “And then, of course, we know fentanyl deaths are at an all-time high? Where is that fentanyl coming over? It’s coming over the open southern border.”


Liberals denounced DeSantis for sending the flights of migrants to the New England resort town last week, with some demanding a Justice Department investigation over allegations the migrants had been misled. The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained documents showing that the migrants were advised of their destination.

“It’s only when 50 get put in Martha’s Vineyard – which wasn’t saying they didn’t want this, they said they wanted this. They said they were a sanctuary jurisdiction,” DeSantis said. “These are people who were basically destitute and then put in a situation where they could have succeeded, but that was all virtue signaling. Not only did they not welcome them, they departed them the next day with the National Guard. Give me a break!”

DeSantis said the migrants were given information about resources in Martha’s Vineyard and that there were jobs and lodging available there.

“What we have been able to do is show that this border is a disaster,” DeSantis said. “Biden has failed on this as much or more than any other policy and now people are talking about it. We want solutions as Americans.”

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  1. Spend your money wisely. Help Texas and Arizona secure the border rather than do Biden’s work of moving illegal immigrants into the country. STOP moving illegal immigrants further into the country!

  2. Once again, De Santis brilliantly exposes the left’s hyperbolic hypocrisy. We get to view their pandering BLM, LGBTQ, “immigrants and refugees welcome” signs while they meltdown over 50 illegals coming to one of the richest islands in the world. They’re so Racist and Xenophobic that they call in the National Guard to remove the immigrants because they can’t even stand them on their mansion filled island for 48 hours. And they call De Santis a “human trafficker” over FIFTY illegals but are silent on the tens of thousands Biden has flown, in secret flights, and dropped off all over the U.S., or the 2 million he has let walk in since he was installed as President. This alone should be enough to vote out every single lying, hypocritical, “elite” Democrat in November.

    And, oh yeah, there’s out of control inflation, Democrat caused exploding crime all across the U.S., the weaponization of the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA, and the DOD against the political opposition, Biden selling our strategic oil reserves to China while simultaneously destroying our fossil fuel industry, continuing to destroy jobs and lives with vaccine mandates, and killing over a hundred thousand Americans every year with the Chinese made fentanyl flooding across our open border. And they continue to print money endlessly for a “Green New Deal” here that we see collapsing Europe and send unaccountable billions to Ukraine to fund a proxy war with Russia that we didn’t want, didn’t vote on and can’t win. Did I miss anything?

  3. We should all feel insulted that some illegal aliens have come here asking for a handout and when they are sent to a paradise island in New England they are first greeted with hugs then herded off the island to a military base by snooty hypocrites and are so upset they have decided to sue Governor Desantis for mistreatment? Really? The mistreatment was at the hands of the sanctuary cities’ best and brightest citizens. If I were DeSantis I would put them back on a plane that would take them back across the border where they came from. Good grief, we don’t need to be saddled with illegals who come here and sue our governor who just did them a favor. What ungrateful people. Send all of them back across the border. Then BUILD THAT WALL!!!

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