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Media personality Charlamagne Tha God, whose real name is Lenard McKelvey, praised Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) for sending two planes full of illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard last week, and he went as far as advising DeSantis and Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) on what they could do to “expose the hypocrisy of the Democrats” even more.
Charlamagne, who made the remarks during an episode of Comedy Central’s “Hell of a Week,” said that he thought the move was “genius” and that the two governors should give Democrats a heads up before they send migrants to their areas because that would “expose the hypocrisy of the Democrats, which is they don’t want immigrants here either.”
“For months, Republican governors have sent busloads of illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities like New York, D.C., and Chicago with the message of, ‘If you like them so much, they’re yours, OK?’” Charlamagne said. “Well, just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis upped the game by sending two planefuls of immigrants to the East Coast elites’ favorite vacation Island, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.”
“I personally think it’s genius. But I wish that governors like Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott would give Democratic governors and mayors more of a heads-up because then that would expose the hypocrisy of the Democrats, which is they don’t want immigrants here either,” he concluded.
CHARLAMAGNE: DeSantis is "GENIUS" for Exposing Democrats by Sending Illegal Immigrants to Martha's Vineyard pic.twitter.com/pTyNNuNQRS
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) September 19, 2022
DeSantis’ office confirmed last week that the governor sent the migrants to Martha’s Vineyard as part of the state’s “relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations.”
“Florida can confirm the 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 destinations,” an official for DeSantis’ office said in a statement last week. “States like Massachusetts, New York, and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden Administration’s open border policies.”
The official continued, “In this past legislative session the Florida Legislature appropriated $12 million to implement a program to facilitate the transport of illegal immigrants from this state consistent with federal law.”