Prominent Latina Democrat Speaks Out on Martha’s Vineyard Controversy-Supports DeSantis

Gloria Romero is a Latina Democrat who was the Senate Majority Leader in California.

Many would think it safe to assume that she, like other Democrat politicians and activists, is appalled by the controversy started by Florida Governor DeSantis this week when he transported 48 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

If you assumed that, you would be wrong.

Romero wrote an Op-Ed for the Daily Mail on Friday where she defended DeSantis and other Republicans who have exposed the hypocrisy of Democrats on immigration, like Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

She started by highlighting the stakes of the current immigration crisis, mentioning that over two million illegal immigrants will be apprehended this year.

“More than two million undocumented immigrants will be arrested trying to cross into the U.S. in 2022.

And Democrats don’t bat an eye.

But fly 50 migrants to one of the wealthiest places in America, spotted with multi-million dollar mansions, surrounded by the mega-yachts of the rich and famous and Democrats lose their minds?”

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She then said what many Hispanics are likely thinking about the current controversy, saying that they are not as outraged as the media and Democratic politicians would have you believe.

“I am telling you that if the Democratic party thinks that Latinos are outraged by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard – they are dead wrong!”

Migrants are welcome to Martha’s Vineyard if they have a ‘leaf blower and a mop’ in hand~ Romero

Hispanics have rapidly turned to the Republican Party since 2016, with some people estimating that as many as 40-45% of Hispanics will vote for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections.

Romero then highlighted that border cities and states bear the brunt of the current immigration crisis.

“What about the hundreds of migrants sleeping on the street of El Paso, Texas? Or the countless other migrants, sleeping outside in cities and towns across the U.S./Mexico border?”

The communities that are most affected by Biden’s open border policies are Latino communities along the southern border.  Romero discussed this in her Op-Ed, saying that they will be expected to ‘absorb the costs of illegal immigration.

“Overwhelming rural, poor, and largely Latino communities along the southern border are expected to absorb the costs of unprecedented migratory streams in a wide-open border, but Martha’s Vineyard cannot?”

Spare me!

Romero also discussed the cynicism of Democrats on immigration.  While prominent Democrats have said that DeSantis transporting migrants to Martha’s Vineyard was a cruel political stunt, Romero implies that Democrats have been virtue signalling on immigration as well.

“While smug liberals and virtue-signaling progressives pretend that their immigration policies are ‘compassionate,’ Latinos know they are just cruel, naked politics.”

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