Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at a campaign stop on the Keep Florida Free Tour at the Horsepower Ranch in Geneva, Florida.

Rep. Bennie Thompson wants DOJ and DHS to investigate Ron DeSantis’ migrant trafficking.
Thompson urged both agencies to investigate the Florida governors’ activities ASAP.
Thompson joins other Democratic leaders who want AG Merrick Garland to shut down DeSantis.

Attorney General Merrick Garland and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas should immediately look into any laws Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis might have broken while flying unsuspecting migrants around the country, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson urged the Biden administration on Thursday. 

The chair of the House Homeland Security Committee called DeSantis’ behavior into question in a letter to the Department of Justice and Department of Homeland Security leaders. 

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“I write with grave concern regarding the allegations that the migrants who were flown to Martha’s Vineyard on September 14th were coerced to board the flight through false information,” Thompson wrote, citing media reports about the disconnect between what the displaced Venezuelans said they were promised while being scooped up in Texas and what happened after they were dumped off the coast of Massachusetts. 

Thompson requests “an immediate review” of what the migrants have gone through as part of DeSantis’ bid to make immigration policy a deciding factor in the midterm elections. 

When asked whether he expects the administration to follow up, Thompson told reporters at the US Capitol, “I think a letter from the chairman … asking for them to review it would be enough.” 

Thompson joins a growing chorus of voices demanding investigations into DeSantis’ polarizing stunt.

Massachusetts state representative Dylan Fernandes and state senator Julian Cyr, both of whom represent Martha’s Vineyard, implored Garland to investigate the “conduct of all …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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