More mischief this week from Ron DeSantis. The Florida governor along with his Texas counterpart Greg Abbott have been busing illegal immigrants to blue states that have declared themselves sanctuaries for migrants. Last night, DeSantis escalated this strategy by flying dozens of Venezuelans to the posh and isolated Massachusetts island of Martha’s Vineyard, home to the Obamas.
Now, the GOP guvs have kicked it up another notch. Cockburn hears that two buses of immigrants have arrived at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC, home to Vice President Kamala Harris. The result has been a scene of chaos on the residence’s lawn as migrants disembarked and journalists showed up to film the spectacle.
Cockburn notes that these days it seems DeSantis and Abbott are competing to see who can send the starkest message about immigration. No surprise, then, that Abbott quickly claimed credit on Twitter:
This morning, two Texas buses of migrants arrived at the Naval Observatory in DC.
VP Harris claims our border is “secure” & denies the crisis.
We’re sending migrants to her backyard to call on the Biden Administration to do its job & secure the border. https://t.co/H5n0ChTbIX
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) September 15, 2022
The migrants sent to DC are reportedly also from Venezuela where they’ve no doubt suffered under that country’s tin-pot socialist regime. They need help, and thankfully, as Fox News reports, “A representative from a non-governmental organization called Sanctuary DMV showed up and told the migrants they would be going to a local church.”
Cockburn salutes those who would help the wayward Venezuelans. That includes, overwhelmingly, the people of Texas and other border states, who have endured a surge of 4 million illegal immigrants just since Joe Biden took office. Harris, meanwhile, has refused to take the crisis seriously, declaring just this week that “the border is secure.” So Cockburn thinks the dropoff on her front lawn is richly deserved. Which raises the question: where will these red-state mischief makers strike next?