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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis happily revealed on Wednesday he was responsible for sending two planes carrying illegal aliens to Martha’s Vineyard, an island home to former President Barack Obama and many other prominent figures.

Lincoln Project co-founder, Rick Wilson, a man recently dubbed a “pervert and lowlife” by forty-fifth President Donald Trump, suggested DeSantis broke the law in a tweet on Thursday.

 

A friend points out Ron DeSantis flew two planeloads of illegal migrants from Venezuela to Martha’s Vineyard without coordinating with DHS or INS… Does that make him a coyote? I mean, I’m no lawyer, but 8 USC 1342 ii,” Wilson wrote.

“If DeSantis can fly immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard and Abbott can bus immigrants to Chicago, New York and DC, can we fly or bus Trump supporters in our states to Texas and Florida?” columnist Rex Huppke tweeted despite the fact Trump supporters aren’t illegal aliens.

In response to outraged leftists, DeSantis spoke from Okaloosa County, Florida to explain his decision.

“We take what’s happening at the southern border very seriously, unlike some and unlike the President of the United States, who has refused to lift a finger to secure that border,” DeSantis began.

“We’ve worked on innovative ways to be able to protect the state of Florida from the impact of Biden’s border policies. Florida is not a sanctuary state, and it’s better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction,” he added.

“And yes, we will help facilitate that transport for you to be able to go to greener pastures,” DeSantis continued.

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“There was no warning on any of this. And all those people in D.C. in New York were beating their chests when Trump was president, saying they were so proud of the sanctuary jurisdictions,” he said.

“And it just shows you, you know, their virtue signaling is a fraud, ok? They are supporting policies that are just frankly indefensible. It is not defensible for a superpower to not have any control over the territory of its country, over the borders of its country,” DeSantis added.

“It shouldn’t all fall on a handful of red states, and so they’re now doing it. Now they have to decide, okay, this is a policy you supported — to have an open border. You don’t like it as much when you [get] just a small, small, small amount compared to what these folks have dealt with in Texas,” he continued.

“So our message is, you know, we’re not a sanctuary state. We don’t have benefits or any of that. There are some sanctuary jurisdictions, and that would be better,” DeSantis said.

Comedian Tim Young took to Twitter to point out hypocrisy from the left, writing, “The residents of Martha’s Vineyard claim that they don’t have the ability to house the 50 illegal immigrants… even though there are massive houses on the island like the Obama’s that have 7 bedrooms.”

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