Biden Treasury Department Investigating Ron DeSantis Over Migrant Flights

The Biden Administration’s Department of the Treasury recently confirmed to Democratic members of Congress that it is currently investigating Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) over his chartering of aircraft to fly illegal aliens into Martha’s Vineyard.

According to Politico, Deputy Inspector General Richard Delmar sent a letter on October 7th to the congressional delegation of Massachusetts, which consists entirely of Democrats, declaring that it would “get this work underway as soon as possible.” The probe aims to determine whether or not DeSantis used federal COVID-19 funding to pay for the flights.

In the letter, which was made public by the office of Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Delmar said that the department would “review the allowability” of the use of COVID-19 funds by various states “related to immigration generally, and will specifically confirm whether interest earned on (the) funds was utilized by Florida related to immigration activities, and if so, what conditions and limitations apply to such use.”

In recent months, several Republican governors have attempted to push back on the Biden Administration’s open-borders policies on immigration by deliberately sending busloads and planeloads of illegal aliens into Democratic strongholds, including New York City, Chicago, and Washington D.C. But it was DeSantis’ flight of 48 illegals into the extremely wealthy community of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts that garnered the most attention. Within just two days of the illegals arriving, local authorities declared a state of emergency, and the Massachusetts National Guard was mobilized to round up all illegals and cart them off to a military base.

Although the move exposed Democratic hypocrisy over acceptance of illegals in the name of so-called “diversity,” many Democrats have since called for charges to be filed against DeSantis. Markey praised the Treasury Department for its “swift response,” and once again denounced DeSantis’ “use of Covid relief funds to cruelly transport migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard under false pretenses and without any consideration for their personal dignity or basic needs.”

Markey had also previously begged Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to investigate DeSantis, claiming with no evidence that DeSantis’ flight violated Transportation Department rules by misleading the illegals about their destination and the purpose of their trip.


About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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