WH Press Secretary Calls Latest Defiant Act by DeSantis a “Political Stunt”


White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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In an effort to fight the Biden administration’s immigration policies, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) is doubling down and continues to send migrants into Democratic-run sanctuary cities.

“We are not a sanctuary state and it’s better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction. And, yes, we will help facilitate that transport for you to be able to go to greener pastures,” Gov. Desantis said.

In his latest move, two planes of illegal immigrants were flown to Martha’s Vineyard, a Massachusetts island known for being a summer destination for the rich and powerful. During the White House press briefing, secretary Karine Jean-Pierre discussed what the administration is doing about it.

“As we have done many times in response to these types of attempts by Republican governors to create — really, what they’re doing is creating chaos and they’re creating confusion. So, we are working to manage the consequences of these stunts,” Jean-Pierre said.

In response to questions about potential legal recourse, the press secretary stated, “I would refer that to the Department of Justice. But there is a process. There is a process of taking in migrants. There is a process that is in place. And what they are doing is illegal stunt; is a — is a political stunt.”

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