Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is at the center of controversy once again after a criminal case was filed against him by a Texas sheriff over his flights to Martha’s Vineyard. The sheriff claims that DeSantis took the flights in order to transport undocumented immigrants across state lines and drop them off in Texas.
This is not the first time DeSantis has come under fire for his handling of immigration issues. Earlier this week, a second flight carrying migrants with Florida papers landed in California, raising questions about whether the governor is in fact complicit in the trafficking of undocumented individuals.
Meanwhile, tensions between DeSantis and California Governor Gavin Newsom appear to be reaching a boiling point. Newsom recently slammed DeSantis over the migrant drop-off, calling him a “small, pathetic man.” Some have suggested that the feud between the two governors may be the reason why so many migrants are suddenly showing up in Sacramento.
Despite the mounting evidence against him, DeSantis has refused to take responsibility for the recent influx of undocumented migrants. In an opinion piece for the Miami Herald, a writer argues that the governor is using the situation to his political advantage. “The buzz is political gold,” the author writes.
As the situation continues to unfold, many are wondering what DeSantis will do next. Will he finally own up to his involvement in the migrant flights, or will he continue to deny any wrongdoing? Only time will tell.