'Heartless' Ron DeSantis slammed for 'using human beings as pawns for political gain'

Ron DeSantis.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) may have been trying to "embarrass" President Biden by flying migrants stopped at the southern border to Martha's Vineyard, The Miami Herald editorial board writes, but instead, he showed himself as a "heartless politician" who is using human beings as political pawns.

The migrants arrived in New England on Wednesday night, with DeSantis claiming this was a protest against inadequate security along the southern border. "States like Massachusetts, New York, and California will better facilitate the care of these individuals who they have invited into our country by incentivizing illegal immigration through their designation as 'sanctuary states' and support for the Biden administration's open border policies," the governor said in a statement.

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