The AOC says Republican lawmakers who flew immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard committed “crimes against humanity.”


Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York.Kevin Deitch/Getty Images

  • Republican lawmakers are sending immigrants to Democratic cities.

  • They blame Democrats’ policies on immigration growth and hold them accountable.

  • The AOC called the move a “crime against humanity” and likened it to “trafficking in persons.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lashed out at Republicans for sending immigrants from the southern border of the United States to Martha’s Vineyard.

Ocasio-Cortez said, “It’s appalling that far-right politicians seem to have decided the fall before the election is the time for regular appointments to commit crimes against humanity against refugees.” . Tweet.

“Don’t normalize this. Lying and trafficking people for TV and clicks is not normal politics. It’s abuse.”

On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis gave credit for sending two planes to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. About 50 people were on board the plane. The move is part of an effort to hold other states accountable..

“Yes, Florida can confirm that the two planes carrying illegal immigrants that arrived at Martha’s Vineyard today are part of the state’s relocation program to transport illegal immigrants to their sanctuary destinations. said Taryn Fenske, Communications Director at DeSantis. Fox news digital.

In recent weeks, other Republican lawmakers have sent immigrants to cities such as Washington, DC and New York.

and TweetTexas Gov. Greg Abbott, said two buses from his state arrived at the Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C., on Friday night.

“Vice President Harris claims border is ‘safe’ and denies crisis,” Abbott tweeted. “We will send immigrants to her backyard and call on the Biden administration to do the job and secure the border.”

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