DeSantis wonders why journalists flocking to Martha’s Vineyard but not the border

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) spoke out on Friday about his action to fly 50 illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, and he wondered why so many journalists showed up there at the same time they continue to avoid the border like the plague.

DeSantis said he was “perplexed” to hear that President Joe Biden was “scrambling” his cabinet to respond to governors sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities.

“He didn’t scramble to get his cabinet together when we had millions of people illegally pouring across the southern border,” DeSantis said. “He didn’t scramble to get his cabinet together when you had 53 migrants die in some trailer in Texas because they were neglected by the federal government.”

“He didn’t scramble to get his cabinet together when we had Americans that were victimized by criminal aliens that he let across the border,” he continued. “He didn’t scramble to get his cabinet together when we hit record fentanyl deaths, when that fentanyl is coming across his open border.”

Massive policy failure

DeSantis said that sending the immigrants was merely an effort to “insulate the state of Florida from the negative ramifications of his reckless border policies.”

“At the end of the day, this is a massive policy failure by the president. A massive and intentional policy that is causing a huge amount of damage all across the country, and it is all rooted in a failure to take care that the laws are faithfully executed and to fulfill his oath of office,” he accused.

At last count, nearly 5 million illegal immigrants had entered the U.S. since Biden took office, with thousands more arriving every day.

One estimate said that the effectively open borders were costing America $20 billion a year.


“They said they want everyone and nobody is illegal – and they’re gone within 48 hours,” DeSantis said, noting that Martha’s Vineyard had already bused the immigrants out of the town despite claiming that immigrants were welcome.

He then pointed out that while journalists were swarming Martha’s Vineyard over 50 illegal immigrants, the same media figures refuse to go to the border or report on the situation there.

“Why not actually look at what’s going on? There were more Acela corporate journalists in Martha’s Vineyard today than have ever gone down to the Southern border to look at what’s going on. Why don’t you go down there and look at what those communities have to deal with every day,” he said.

That’s because one story makes Democrats look bad and one supposedly makes Republicans look bad–except the truth is that both stories actually make the Democrats look bad, they just can’t see it.

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