Sheriff Javier Salazar of Bexar County, Texas has opened a legal investigation in Ron DeSantis for flying migrants to Martha’s Winery.
Sheriff Salazar tweeted:
I’ve formally opened a legal investigation towards the person(s) who lured and transported 48 migrants from the Migrant Useful resource Middle in San Antonio, TX to Martha’s Winery. If you happen to or somebody has been impacted, please e mail email@example.com
— SheriffSalazar (@sheriffsalazar) September 20, 2022
Video of Salazar at a press convention:
Ron DeSantis is now underneath legal investigation for mendacity to migrants and flying them to Martha’s Winery. pic.twitter.com/SBQTR5Yyak
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 20, 2022
Sheriff Salazar mentioned, “They have been taken to Martha’s Winery from what we are able to collect for nothing — for little greater than a photo-op, video op after which they have been unceremoniously stranded. Any person got here from out of state, preyed upon these folks, lured them with guarantees of a greater life which is what they have been completely in search of with the information that they have been going to cling to no matter hope they could possibly be supplied for a greater life to simply be exploited and hoodwinked.”
Ron DeSantis pulled this stunt to assist each his 2022 Florida gubernatorial reelection marketing campaign and his presumed 2024 presidential marketing campaign. Gov. DeSantis by no means thought that he could possibly be dealing with legal expenses. There’s ample bodily proof within the type of paperwork that illustrate his lies to the migrants.
The White Home has drawn comparisons between the techniques of DeSantis and Abbott and people utilized by human traffickers.
Ron DeSantis’s merciless publicity stunt might backfire on him because the Florida governor may discover himself being criminally charged for mendacity to migrants, flying them to a different state, and abandoning them.
The sheriff has the correct concept, however it’s also time for the Justice Division to get entangled and study the potential for federal expenses.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He’s additionally a White Home Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Diploma in Political Science. His graduate work targeted on public coverage, with a specialization in social reform actions.
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