Kari Lake ‘not a fan’ of Ron DeSantis sending plane of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard
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"We're just taking people here illegally who shouldn't be here, moving them further inland."

Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake is speaking out about Gov. Ron DeSantis sending two planes of undocumented immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts on Wednesday.

Lake, appearing on Tucker Carlson Tonight on the Fox News Channel, said she disagreed with the Florida Governor’s stunt.

“I’m not a fan of it, Tucker,” Lake said. “I mean, we’re just taking people here illegally who shouldn’t be here, moving them further inland.”

It wasn’t all criticism from Lake, however.

“I actually get a kick out of it,” Lake told Carlson. “Watching these liberal Mayors just throw their hands up and say ‘We can’t handle it.’ Because it’s life every day for us in these border states.”

Lake’s criticism comes just weeks after DeSantis went to Arizona to campaign with her after she won the Primary with Donald Trump’s endorsement.

Lake, a former newscaster, extolled DeSantis as a chip off the Trump block while saying being called “DeSantis of the West” was a major compliment.

“He’s got BDE. I call it Big DeSantis Energy. He’s got the same kind of BDE President Trump has,” Lake said, introducing DeSantis as a Governor who brought “Trump strength” to Florida.

By the end of the evening, DeSantis was promising to send National Guard members to stand sentry at the Mexican border in cooperation with Lake if she were elected Governor.

Lake said on Fox News Wednesday that if elected, she would send National Guard troops to the border but did not reference DeSantis’ offer.

Fox News Digital obtained the photo of the arrivals to Martha’s Vineyard, with DeSantis’ Communications Director confirming its veracity and saying it was a move of them to “sanctuary” jurisdictions.

“As you may know, in this past Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature appropriated $12 million to implement a program to facilitate the transport of illegal immigrants from this state consistent with federal law,” Taryn Fenske told Fox News.

DeSantis floated the idea of moving undocumented immigrants to other areas as early as last year.

“If you sent (them) to Delaware or Martha’s Vineyard, that border would be secured the next day,” he said in Jacksonville in December.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Jay Smif

    September 14, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    I hope the family members of every poor southern white trash redneck that dies every day as a result of the opioid epidemic is cheering on old fascist Ronny D tonight

    • Tom

      September 14, 2022 at 9:02 pm

      Total stupidity from J sniffer.

      • Jay Smif

        September 14, 2022 at 9:10 pm

        “The OxyContin has such a hold on my three sons Dustin, Cody, and Brody that none of them have been able to hold down a job in years, but thank baby jesus for DeSantis and his welfare money that keeps us in Cheezits and Mountain Dew.

        Also, I hate lazy Mexicans.”

        – Poor white trash Florida conservatives. This is you, weak little tommy, who has Ronny D’s ballsack stuffed into his mouth-hole right now, as always.

        • Ned Beatty

          September 15, 2022 at 11:34 am

          DeSantis’s base is trailer trash who are furious about being born with a low IQ and having no education. And these uneducated dumb dumbs, being who they are, fall for his con hook, line, and sinker. Ronnie being a fat disgusting POS in an ill-fitting suit belies the reality that he is one of the “elites” they are so jealous of.

        • B. Strong

          September 15, 2022 at 2:21 pm

          Blame yourself for being a parent whose parent ran your own kids to drugs than to you. Always putting the blame elsewhere. Be accountable!

    • M.F.D.III

      September 14, 2022 at 10:57 pm

      Why are you so angry? These liberals “wanted this”. That is why the want to abolish ice and told local law enforcement not to work with ice. Now please, use your obama phone to order your meds with your obamacare and just relax. 🙈🙉

    • Robert

      September 15, 2022 at 10:17 am

      Imagine being so anti-immigration, that you wish death on people strictly based on where they live, and call people fascist. What you did, was 1) show that you don’t know the definition of the word ‘fascist’, and 2) show that you are against illegal immigration, which is especially telling since I’m willing to be that you are someone who screams about wanting open borders.

    • Marcus

      September 17, 2022 at 5:01 am

      Aw, baby Jay has the sniffles. He’s mad and pouting. And entertaining.

  • Tom

    September 14, 2022 at 8:59 pm

    She is entitled to her opinion.
    Gov was kind to her, so as to come out and campaign for her and McMaster.

    She has issues in trying to overcome to win.
    It’s a message to potus #44.

    • Charlie Crist

      September 14, 2022 at 9:27 pm

      👆Vote for me. I’ll put this deplorable SOB in a Christian fascist nut house. See how he likes the right wing then. Yeah they’ll shoot him up with medication every time he opens his mouth.

  • David in Shoreline

    September 14, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Respectfully, perhaps Ms. Lake should focus on Arizona and let Governor DeSantis worry about Florida. GO RON GO.

    • Fat Cammack

      September 14, 2022 at 9:29 pm

      Vote for me babydoll. I just might throw in a bare assed face scrub, face sit, gnarly face mop.🍩💋

  • dan miller

    September 14, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Well this is a lie thru omission, she prefers they are not even allowed to leave but put in jail on the spot. Then thrown back across the border the story acts like she is against enforcement

  • tom palmer

    September 14, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    It is amazing that even radicals in Arizona can’t stomach DeSantis’ antics

  • Dirk Disco

    September 15, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Love this! DeSantis will be POTUS one day!

  • Impeach Biden

    September 15, 2022 at 6:48 am

    Wait just a minute here. Our esteemed VP says the border is secure. Ha! Ha! I’m watching now as migrants are arriving to the VP’s house. Maybe she is making breakfast for them.

    • Karla Hernandez

      September 15, 2022 at 7:53 am

      👆Send this guy to Mexico. Replace him with a Mexican…give the Mexican his house. We don’t want neo nazis here anymore.

      • Robert

        September 15, 2022 at 10:20 am

        Translation: I’m losing my mind because this person is calling out our VP for what she said. I’m not mad that our VP said it, I’m mad at the person pointing it out. Seriously, you ‘people’ are an embarrassment.

  • slb

    September 15, 2022 at 7:22 am

    Der Dwarf’s into human trafficking now.

  • Bill

    September 15, 2022 at 7:50 am

    The point they’re making is not unreasonable although desantis getting involved is just political theatre which is pretty much his stock and trade. How about he proposes some workable solutions to actually solve the problem? Imagine, if you can, we had leaders (and I use that term loosely) that worked to fix things instead of the back and forth culture BS. The stupid wall was a joke and clearly the current ideas aren’t working – where’s the problem solvers? Frankly, you just get sick of about hearing it.

  • Ron

    September 15, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Another political stunt at the expense of Florida taxpayers. So sick of this clown

  • bill

    September 15, 2022 at 8:51 am

    So do we send all the unwanted babies to Florida than, as they are the pro life state. Have the Republicans adopt them

    • Concern Citizen

      September 15, 2022 at 9:27 am

      Great statement. Thank you Bill.

      • Concern Citizen

        September 15, 2022 at 9:32 am

        Perhaps the 400,000 plus foster children should be sent to DeSantis house.

  • Jim McHadden

    September 15, 2022 at 10:17 am

    Why does’nt Desantis build a wall at Georgia and Alabama’s boarder to stop the undocumented migrants that Fla. needs, to do the work we won’t.

  • Casper Milquetoast

    September 15, 2022 at 10:34 am

    I got the feeling that payback and karma is going to be a you know what. Red states get tons of federal disaster aid. Some Red state congresspeople voted against the spending to help the Northeast after SuperStorm Sandy. That can go both ways.

  • Andrew T Linko

    September 15, 2022 at 11:00 am

    I don’t understand why the Governor doesn’t send them to Mar-A_Lago where 45 will hire them? After all before taking office, his LV hotel, had NLRB charges from migrants employed at that facility!

  • I am what I am

    September 15, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    Raise the state taxes by 40 percent and give those money seekers there due.fast cash and free rides

  • I am what I am

    September 15, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Raise the state taxes by 40 percent and give those money seekers there due.fast cash and free rides
    Then you can get another 49 million overhead to your growth

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