DeSantis responds to sheriff’s criminal probe, selective outrage over Martha’s Vineyard migrants: ‘Give me a break’

The implicit bias of a Democrat sheriff in Texas targeting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with a criminal investigation based on how he “understands [the case] at this point” stood in stark contrast to the facts surrounding the transport of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard and a past record of oversight to protect the progressive agenda.

At a Monday press conference, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar presented his argument that the dozens of illegals who had been flown to Massachusetts the week prior had somehow been “lured” under “false pretense.” As a result, he decided to open an investigation without specifying any crimes that he was suggesting DeSantis or his representatives may have been guilty of committing.

“We are opening up a case…The facts of the case at this point are that on Wednesday, Sept. 14 here in Bexar County in the city of San Antonio, our understanding is that a Venezuelan migrant was paid what we could call a bird dog fee to recruit approximately 50 migrants from the area around a migrant resource center,” Salazar explained before asserting that those illegals had been lied to and later posting they were “left to fend for themselves.”

“They were promised work, they were promised the solution to several of their problems,” he claimed without detail. “They were taken to Martha’s Vineyard from what we can gather for little more than a photo op/video op and then they were unceremoniously stranded.”

He went on to add, “It is way too early for me to start naming any suspects. We do have the names of some suspects involved that we believe are persons of interest in this case at this point. But I won’t be parting with those names. I think, to be fair, I think everybody on this call knows who those names are already, so I won’t be naming any of them. But suffice it to say, we will be opening up a case.”

The governor’s office countered the narrative that had been similarly asserted by a Boston law firm representing a group of the illegal immigrants with some of the facts that were left out of Salazar’s hyped-up claims, noting in a statement, “Florida gave them an opportunity to seek greener pastures in a sanctuary jurisdiction that offered greater resources for them, as we expected. Unless the MA national guard has abandoned these individuals, they have been provided accommodations, sustenance, clothing and more options to succeed following their unfair enticement into the United States, unlike the 53 immigrants who died in a truck found abandoned in Bexar County this June.”

As further evidence disputing the claims of Salazar and other Democrats, that have seemingly taken to slamming any action taken by a Republican to be a criminal one, the brochure that was provided to the illegals was posted online and revealed to be information from the Massachusetts government website promising “up to 8 months of cash assistance,” “assistance with housing” and “job placement, retention and upgrade services.”

DeSantis joined Fox News Monday to add his own remarks on the matter with Sean Hannity, and once again brought up the complete disregard that the left has given for the ongoing devastation caused by the severity of the border crisis and the real losses that have been incurred while they get hyperbolic over dozens of illegals getting flown to an elitist vacation destination.

“Millions of people since Biden’s been president illegally coming across the southern border. Did they freak out about that? No,” the governor bluntly declared.

“You’ve had migrants die in the Rio Grande. You had fifty die in Texas in a trailer because they were being neglected. Was there a freak-out about that? No, there wasn’t,” he expressed before going on to mention “criminal aliens” who have gone on to kill and rape Americans with no outcry from the media or White House while “fentanyl deaths are at an all-time high.”

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

“I think what we’ve been able to do is show that this border is a disaster,” he added getting around to the ultimate goal of the initiative. “Biden has failed on this as much or more than any other policy, and now people are talking about it.”


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