Some poem somewhere says something about giving me your tired, your poor, yearning to be free. Nothing in there, though, says anything about being used a political pawn by a dick governor or $12 million of Florida taxpayer funds to poke the president in the eye yelling “So there, neener neener!”
In a surprise announcement Wednesday evening, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office took credit for sending two planes with migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, apparently jump-starting an immigration program without revealing any details.
The governor told reporters three weeks ago that the program was on standby, and the Florida Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the immigrant relocation program, said it had no details about how it would work yet.
Things changed on Wednesday — on DeSantis’ birthday.
“Florida can confirm that two planes with illegal immigrants that arrived in Martha’s Vineyard today were part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities,” Taryn Fenske, the governor’s communication director, said in a statement.
“Everyone on the left has a home there. Do you think they are going to be embracing their new neighbors?” Fox News host Jesse Watters said.
Fenske did not provide further details. Among the questions that have not been answered are how many migrants were transported out of the state, how they were relocated, which private company transported them, how much those companies were paid and how the program works.
This is the kind of childish and bullying behavior you can expect from someone like Ron DeSantis, who obviously doesn’t give a shit about the immigrants themselves. And he’s spending my tax dollars to do it.
What an asshole.