Lawmakers Call for Federal Probe of DeSantis Over 'Cruel' Migrant Stunt

9/17/2022 9:06:00 PM

DeSantis used COVID-19 relief funds 'to score political points by exploiting vulnerable immigrants,' the lawmakers said.

DeSantis used COVID-19 relief funds 'to score political points by exploiting vulnerable immigrants,' the lawmakers said.

DeSantis used COVID-19 relief funds 'to score political points by exploiting vulnerable immigrants,' the lawmakers said.

To pull it off, the lawmakers’ letter explains, “DeSantis tapped a $12 million program that the Florida Legislature created earlier this year to allow the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to ‘facilitate the transport of unauthorized aliens out of Florida.'”

The letter highlights that “the $12 million was funded through ‘the interest earnings associated with the federal Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund,’ effectively using Covid-19 relief to score political points by exploiting vulnerable immigrants.”

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