Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Nov. 30, 2022

Linkedin Pinterest

Letter: DeSantis’ stunt is selfish

By
Published:

It’s hard to imagine a worse, more sadistic political stunt than what the Trump administration did in separating immigrant children from their parents. But Ron DeSantis, Florida governor, and before him Greg Abbot of Texas managed to exceed the boundaries of political acceptability by sending immigrants to destinations in the U.S. that would supposedly embarrass the so-called Democratic elite.

DeSantis, who aspires to be our next president, sent immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the New England coast, in some kind of perverted political show that would demonstrate his Trump-esque credentials. All it really showed was a deeply flawed politician who would treat innocent people as political pawns for his own selfish purposes.

So let me ask Gov. DeSantis of Florida this question: would you have done the same with the people fleeing Cuba who illegally entered the U.S. for so many years? I think not.

Support local journalism

Your tax-deductible donation to The Columbian’s Community Funded Journalism program will contribute to better local reporting on key issues, including homelessness, housing, transportation and the environment. Reporters will focus on narrative, investigative and data-driven storytelling.

Local journalism needs your help. It’s an essential part of a healthy community and a healthy democracy.

Community Funded Journalism logo
Loading...