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September 22, 2022

Migrants File Class-Action Lawsuit Against Ron DeSantis

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) by a group of migrants who were transported from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard last week.

The suit alleges that the move was “cruelty akin to what they fled in their home country” of Venezuela.

The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Massachusetts, also names the state’s transportation secretary as a defendant.

“Defendants manipulated them, stripped them of their dignity, deprived them of their liberty, bodily autonomy, due process and equal protection under law, and impermissibly interfered with the Federal Government’s exclusive control over immigration in furtherance of an unlawful goal and a personal political agenda,” the suit reads.

However, DeSantis’s camp says that the relocations were “voluntary.” The governor’s office provided a copy of consent forms allegedly signed by the migrants, with “Massachusetts” listed as the final destination.

“The immigrants were homeless, hungry, and abandoned – and these activists didn’t care about them then,” said Taryn Feske, DeSantis’s communications director.

“Florida’s program gave them a fresh start in a sanctuary state and these individuals opted to take advantage of chartered flights to Massachusetts. It was disappointing that Martha’s Vineyard called in the Massachusetts National Guard to bus them away from the island within 48 hours.”

Source: The Hill

September 18, 2022

Leftists Freak Out After DeSantis Sends Migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) sent two planes full of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, earlier this week, and leftists are apoplectic.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton decried the move, saying it was “literally human trafficking.”

“Some politicians would rather not only have an issue but exacerbate it to the extent of literally human trafficking,” Clinton said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

DeSantis sent two planes full of migrants from Texas on Wednesday to Martha’s Vineyard. The move echoes Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX), who has bused migrants to Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago this year.

“These are real people we’re playing with. These are real live people with children and older people,” said Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of “The View.” “We can work it out, but if you’re going to be a bonehead, who wants to play with you? Call me crazy, but I don’t understand why you gotta be nasty about it.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the move is “an illegal stunt.”

“What they are doing is an illegal stunt, is a political stunt. And it’s really just disrespectful to humanity. It doesn’t afford them any dignity, what they’re doing when you are abandoning families and children in a place where they were told they were going to get housing,” Jean-Pierre told reporters on Thursday. “It is just cruel, and it’s not about the process. Actually, It’s about a political tool or political stunt that they’re moving forward with.”

DeSantis hit back at the criticism, pointing out that the Biden administration secretly flew migrants around the country.

“Biden would fly people in the middle of the night, dump them all across this country. There was no warning on any of this,” DeSantis said, adding that the administration is “farming people out all around.”

“All of those people in D.C. and New York were beating their chests when Trump was president, saying they were so proud to be sanctuary jurisdictions, saying how bad it was to have a secure border,” he said.

“The minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they all of a sudden go berserk, and they’re so upset that this is happening. It just shows you their virtue-signaling is a fraud.”

Sources: The Hill | Fox News | The Daily Wire

August 24, 2022

Liz Cheney Says These Two Senators are “Unfit for Future Office”

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Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) believes that Sens. Ted Cruz (TX) and Josh Hawley (MO) are “unfit for future office,” citing their actions following the 2020 presidential election.

ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Cheney if she would support Cruz, Hawley, or Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) as potential future presidential candidates.

“It would be very difficult,” Cheney answered. “I think that a fundamental question for me in terms of whether or not someone is fit to be president is whether they’ve abided by their constitutional obligations in the past.”

“I think certainly when you look at somebody like Josh Hawley, or somebody like Ted Cruz, both of whom know better, both of whom know exactly what the role of Congress is, in terms of our constitutional obligations with respect to presidential elections, and yet both of whom took steps that fundamentally threatened the constitutional order and structure in the aftermath of the last election. In my view, they both have made themselves unfit for future office.”

The congresswoman said she wouldn’t support DeSantis because he is currently “campaigning for election deniers.”

“I think that we’ve got election deniers that have been nominated for really important positions all across the country. And I’m going to work against those people. I’m going to work to support their opponents. I think it matters that much,” Cheney said.

“DeSantis is somebody who is right now campaigning for election deniers. And I think that…is something that we’ve got to have real pause about. Either you fundamentally believe in and will support our constitutional structure, or you don’t,” she added.

Cheney’s interview came after she emphatically lost to Harriet Hageman in Wyoming’s GOP primary last week.

Watch Cheney’s full interview below:

Source: Newsweek

August 20, 2022

Prominent Trump Supporter Switches to DeSantis [Video]

Infowars founder Alex Jones has withdrawn his support of former President Donald Trump, opting to back Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) instead.

Jones made the declaration during an Infowars broadcast this week, saying he would no longer “pigheadedly” support Trump.

Jones said he had disagreed with Trump’s COVID-19 vaccine initiative Operation Warp Speed but had supported him anyway to prevent the “nightmare scenario” of Joe Biden becoming president.

“That said, I am supporting DeSantis. DeSantis has just gone from being awesome to being unbelievably good,” Jones said. “And I don’t just watch a man’s actions — as Christ said, ‘Judge a tree by its fruits.’ I can also look into his eyes on HD video, and I see the real sincerity.”

Jones continued, saying that DeSantis is “way better than Trump.”

“We have someone who is better than Trump. Way better than Trump,” he said. “This is what Trump should be like.”

Source: Business Insider

July 31, 2022

DeSantis Files Complaint Over “Disturbing Trend”

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) filed a complaint this week against a restaurant after a viral video showed children attending a drag show at the establishment.

The complaint alleges that R House in Miami violated state law, citing a 1947 state Supreme Court ruling that “men impersonating women” in a “suggestive and indecent” manner constitutes a public nuisance.

“The video shows what appears to be a transgender dancer leading a young girl by the hand and walking through Respondent’s dining area,” the complaint reads.

“The dancer’s buttocks were fully exposed, and his ‘g-string’-style bikini bottom was stuffed with dollar bills — a practice that is commonly known to occur at strip clubs. The dancer’s breasts — unmistakably female in appearance — were also fully exposed except for the nipple and areola, which were covered with adhesive ‘pasties.’”

“Having kids involved in this is wrong,” DeSantis said during a press conference this week. “That is not consistent with our law and policy in the state of Florida, and it is a disturbing trend in our society to try to sexualize these young people.”

“That is not the way you look out for our children,” he continued. “You do not expose them to things that are inappropriate.”

If the complaint is successful, R House could lose its liquor license.

R House ownership provided a statement to the Miami Herald, saying the incident was a “misunderstanding” and they were working to “rectify the situation.”

“We are hopeful that Gov. DeSantis, a vociferous supporter and champion of Florida’s hospitality industry and small businesses, will see this as what it is, a misunderstanding,” the owners said.

July 17, 2022

DeSantis Blasts Disney’s “Stupid Activism”

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) decried Disney’s “stupid activism” over his state’s Parental Rights in Education Act, which critics dubbed the “Don’t Say Gay” bill.

“What we’ve done, maybe better than any other state in the country, is we have drawn a very clear line in the sand that says our school system is for educating kids, not indoctrinating kids,” DeSantis said during remarks at the Moms for Liberty National Summit.

“We’ve also drawn a clear line in the sand that says parents have a fundamental role in the education of their kids.”

DeSantis said he was a bit surprised by the backlash from the Walt Disney Company following the bill’s enactment. He thought “the left would have their spasm,” but he “honestly didn’t think that companies were going to say anything again.”

“All I’m doing is trying to defend parents,” DeSantis said. “The reality is Americans are sick of some of these companies and their stupid activism.”

The governor continued, saying, “It’s one thing to advance things in the political arena, but when they can’t get things done through the ballot box, they use corporate power to do it and to impose a leftist agenda through corporate America.”

“You’ve got to be concerned about that.”

DeSantis also criticized President Joe Biden for record-breaking inflation and high gas prices.

“When you see Brandon blundering around, bad energy policy you see every time you go fill up gas, and there’s the grocery bills — there’s a lot to be pessimistic about, particularly in terms of Washington, D.C.,” he said, noting that “in the state of Florida … [the] sun is rising.”

June 24, 2022

DeSantis Reacts to Former Rival’s Arrest [Video]

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) called out the media for the favorable coverage outlets showered on Andrew Gillum, his former rival in the state’s 2018 gubernatorial race.

A conservative activist reportedly asked DeSantis on Thursday if he felt “vindicated” in the wake of Gillum’s 21-count indictment on federal fraud charges.

“Well, you know… I would ask a lot of the media that propped him up whether they have any type of mea culpa on that,” DeSantis responded.

“I mean, there were clearly a lot of issues there. If you looked under the hood, you saw it, but what was presented to the public was that this guy was like the second coming.”

The Florida governor continued, saying, “never has a candidate been elevated, I think, that way by media outlets, certainly in the last ten years or so. And I can tell you – if I had not won in 2018, this state would be in much worse shape, and that’s not even a question.”

March 4, 2022

DeSantis: Putin is an ‘Authoritarian Gas Station Attendant’

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) likened Russian President Vladimir Putin to an “authoritarian gas station attendant.”

“If you look at what’s going on with someone like Vladimir Putin, I analogize him to, basically, an authoritarian gas station attendant,” DeSantis said.

The Florida governor said Russia is a “hollowed out country” except for its energy.

“So, [Putin] is in a situation where his ideology, I think, is to try and reassemble some of the lost glory of what they had” during the days of the Soviet Union.

DeSantis said that while Russia is putting a tremendous amount of effort into its invasion of Ukraine, he believes that holding the nation down will be like swallowing a porcupine.

“You’re going to end up with like these Ukrainians engaging in guerrilla warfare, and I think it’s gonna be like death by a thousand cuts,” DeSantis said.


WATCH: DeSantis tears into ‘authoritarian gas station attendant’ Putin

January 28, 2022

WATCH: DeSantis Goes After Fauci’s ‘Flip Flops’ in New Campaign Ad

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) took aim at Dr. Anthony Fauci in a new campaign ad, highlighting the infectious disease expert’s “flip flopping.”

The video includes a montage of Fauci’s interviews where he gives inconsistent guidance regarding masks, vaccination, in-person learning, and other COVID-related comments.


DeSantis is selling the actually flip-flops seen in the video, that are red and emblazoned with “Freedom over Fauci” on the strap.

Conservative outlets praised the governor’s new ad, but liberal pundits declared it “the height of stupidity.”

“The stupidity in this one is very strong,” said Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “I guess stupid people will like the ad.”

“To attack a guy because, well, the realities of a virus change as the virus changes as the virus moves, as the virus, you know, mutates. It just — again, the height of stupidity. It got him elected last time. I suppose it will get him elected again this time, but just, again, so stupid. It should make your teeth hurt.”


WATCH: DeSantis goes after Fauci in new campaign ad

January 24, 2022

DeSantis Proposes Election Crimes Agency with ‘Unprecedented Authority’

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis proposed a new state agency to investigate election crimes.

The new Office of Election Crime and Security would give DeSantis and future governors unprecedented authority over election-related investigations. It would employ 45 investigators and have a $5.7 million budget to investigate violations of state election law and election “irregularities.”

“To ensure that elections are conducted in accordance with the rule of law, I have proposed an election integrity unit whose sole focus will be the enforcement of Florida’s election laws,” DeSantis said in a recent State of the State address.

“This will facilitate the faithful enforcement of election laws and will provide Floridians with the confidence that their vote will count.”

The office would report to Secretary of State Laurel Lee and would have the power to take control over any investigation conducted by local police or prosecutors.

But Andrew Warren, the top prosecutor in Hillsborough county, said the proposal wasn’t serious and that there was no widespread election fraud in Florida. His office, he said, had received four referrals for election crimes over the two decades.

“This is a solution in search of a problem,” Warren said. “It’s a really expensive one at that. This is a $6m door prize for a QAnon pep rally.

“The implication is that there’s so much election fraud that law enforcement needs help investigating it and that state attorneys need help prosecuting it. I’m willing to bet a pretty penny that there’s not one sheriff or police chief or state attorney in the entire state of Florida who’s having that problem.”


DeSantis proposes election crimes agency despite little evidence of voter fraud

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