Predictably, the mainstream media and elitist Democrats are teeming with fauxtrage in the aftermath of both Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov Ron DeSantis sending migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris’ doorstep and Martha’s Vineyard respectively just days after Harris falsely declared on national TV that the border was “secure.”
Left out of most media “reports” on this issue, however, is how the Biden administration has for the last year and a half or so actually been guilty of the supposed crime Abbott and Texas are – dumping migrants across the country in the dead of night mostly in already-overwhelmed red states and reportedly with little to no notice or explanations given to local and state officials.
In a nutshell, Abbott’s and DeSantis’ reactions – as well as that of Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey – have been to respond accordingly by returning the favor and sending illegal immigrants to so-called “sanctuary cities” that are run by Democrats.
At a Thursday presser, DeSantis further explained his position on busing migrants, unequivocally stating that Florida was not a “sanctuary state” and noting that it was a grotesque failure of leadership that President Biden has such weak border security policies, which puts border states like Florida and Texas in situations that leave them little choice but to bus them elsewhere. Further, he called out the hypocrisy of sanctuary city and state Democrats, pointing out that when the rubber meets the road on the issue that “their virtue signaling” on being so welcoming and accommodating to illegal immigrants “is a fraud.” The burden of taking care of illegal immigrants, he went on to say, should not just fall on a handful of states:
And all those people in D.C. and New York who were beating their chests when Trump was president, saying they were so proud to be sanctuary jurisdictions, saying how bad it was to have a secure border – the minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they all of a sudden go berserk and they’re so upset that this is happening. And it just shows you their virtue signaling is a fraud.”
“They are supporting policies that are just frankly indefensible. It is not defensible for a superpower to not have any control over the borders of its country. And [Biden] inherited a situation where you didn’t have this happening. And there was more that we needed to do, [but] he reversed the Trump policies knowing what would end up happening.”
In summary, DeSantis stated that none of this would be happening if Biden would just “do his damn job” and “secure the border.”
DESANTIS: "All those people in DC, in New York were beating their chests when Trump was president, saying they were so proud to be sanctuary jurisdictions…they all of a sudden go berserk and they're so upset that this is happening…Their virtue signaling is a fraud." pic.twitter.com/k9zUjcKxWz
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 15, 2022
Hard to argue with any of that, although I’m sure the Biden administration will try (and fail).