Required Reading – June 18 Afternoon Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Koh: Gov. DeSantis signs ‘sanctuary cities’ ban into law. There aren’t any in Florida.

“Fulfilling a key, controversial campaign promise popular with his party’s base, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill Friday that will ban so-called “sanctuary cities” in Florida, though the policy is expected to draw a legal skirmish over its constitutionality as it goes into effect next month. The bill, SB 168, requires local and state law enforcement officials and entities to honor federal “immigration detainer” requests, which ask a law enforcement agency to detain someone on probable cause that they are “removable” under federal immigration laws. It also prohibits local officials from implementing “sanctuary” policies, which had previously not been defined in state law, and gives the governor the authority to remove them if they do not comply with the law. There are no “sanctuary cities” in Florida.”

Read more at Miami Herald.

Solomon: Aren’t delirious Democrats now accusing Team Obama of treason?

“. . . what Trump told ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos was that he’d consider taking intelligence dirt about a rival from a friendly ally. (Norway was the actual example he used.) Sound familiar? That is EXACTLY what the Obama administration did in 2016. It’s something no one in the media or the political space grasped during the tsunami of breathless reaction that followed the interview. In July 2016, the Obama administration accepted unsolicited information from Alexander Downer, an Australian diplomat who just happened to have helped arrange a $25 million government donation to the Clinton Foundation years before. Downer said that he had witnessed a Trump campaign aide, George Papadopoulos, bragging about some dirt that the Russians supposedly had on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Though Downer’s claim was reported two-plus months after the alleged event, and was only hearsay gathered at a London tavern, the Obama administration gave it to the FBI which, in turn, thought it was weighty enough to justify opening a counterintelligence case against the lawfully elected Republican nominee for president. In other words, the Democratic administration accepted dirt from a foreign friendly and used it to justify investigating its GOP rival.”

Read more at The Hill.

Bois: Delta Airlines Refuses To Boycott Georgia Over Abortion Laws

“Even though practically all of Hollywood and various tech companies have threatened to boycott Georgia if lawmakers do not overturn the recently enacted fetal heartbeat law, the state’s largest employer – Delta Airlines – has opted to stay neutral. […]  “This is something that the courts need to settle and resolve, not corporate America. At least for us. I can’t win,” Bastian said at Recode’s annual Code Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. […] . . . “We carry 200 million people a year, we have 80,000 employees,” he said. “We cannot as a company take one group and put it over another group when you’ve got such an emotional — some would say almost religious — view as to what the right answer is.””

Read more at Daily Wire.

Want news updates?

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.