Marjorie Taylor Greene to Gov. DeSantis: Stop ‘shipping illegals all over the country,’ declare ‘invasion’
Lawmakers point at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., after President Joe Biden delivered his first State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP)

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'I don’t want to spread them all around. They need to be deported.'

Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene believes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis should stop relocating migrants to Democratic states and instead take a cue from Kari Lake by declaring an invasion.

Speaking with Real America’s Voice reporters Saturday at a Save America rally in Ohio, Greene gave a full-throated endorsement to both Lake’s gubernatorial bid in Arizona and her plan, if elected, to declare an invasion to secure the state’s border with Mexico.

Other conservative leaders like DeSantis, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp should do the same and ultimately deport undocumented immigrants, Greene said, rather than sending them to progressive areas like Martha’s Vineyard and Washington, D.C.

“I’m just so fired up for Kari Lake to be Governor. She’s just going to show them all up, and the entire country’s going to cheer for her,” she said.

“I don’t know where Gov. Abbott is, of Texas. Why has he not declared this an invasion? I would love to see my Governor of Georgia declare this an invasion. Florida — obviously, (President) Joe Biden has sent like over 70 flights in the dark of the night of illegals into Florida. Gov. DeSantis should declare an invasion.

“We don’t need to be shipping illegals all over the country. I’m actually firmly against that. It has exposed the hypocrisy of Democrat cities and Mayors. But I don’t want to spread them all around. They need to be deported.”

Lake similarly criticized the migrant-relocation programs DeSantis and Abbott have undertaken, telling Tucker Carlson Thursday she is “not a fan.”

“I mean, we’re just taking people here illegally who shouldn’t be here, moving them further inland,” she said.

Lake’s proposal involves having law enforcement and military personnel detain, arrest and deport migrants crossing over illegally from Mexico.

The DeSantis administration, working through the Department of Transportation, flew about 50 migrants on two charter planes to Martha’s Vineyard last week. The flights originated in Texas, according to Martha’s Vineyard Airport Director Geoffrey Freeman.

If that’s accurate, the DeSantis administration violated its own rules set forth in language clearing a $12 million earmark in the 2022 state budget. Lawmakers OK’d the set-aside for “a program to facilitate the transportation of unauthorized aliens from this state (Florida) consistent with federal law.”

Senate Democratic President Lauren Book has requested information that would confirm the DeSantis administration acted illegally. Democratic former Governor Charlie Crist, who is challenging DeSantis in the Governor’s race this year, is seeking all communications regarding the relocation effort.

Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and California Gov. Gavin Newsom each wrote formal letters to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting that he investigate the matter. On Saturday, attorneys representing 30 of the migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard, who have since been relocated to a military base on Cape Cod for housing, called for state and federal prosecutors from Massachusetts to conduct a criminal probe.

DeSantis’ office has complained since last year that the Biden administration has flown more than 70 air charters with roughly 36 passengers per plane from the Southwest border to Jacksonville International Airport.

DeSantis has long supported taking a hardline approach to shoring up America’s border security. He sponsored numerous bills in Congress to reduce illegal immigration, including the Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act of 2018, before winning the governorship later that year.

“The idea of mass immigration — whether it’s illegal immigration, whether it’s just mass immigration through the legal process like the diversity lottery or chain migration — that is not conducive to assimilating people into American society,” he told attendees at the National Conservatism Convention in Aventura last week. “We’re not globalists who believe that foreigners have a right to come to our country whenever they want.”

DeSantis is neck-and-neck in national polling with former President Donald Trump, whose legal woes over misappropriated classified documents have many believing he could be out of the 2024 race.

Greene is not among them.

“We have to recognize something. We will never again see this in history. There has never been a President of the United States that can do this over and over and over again,” she said, referring to Trump’s seemingly endless campaign rallies across the country.

“He’s not even President anymore. But I have to tell you, he’s going to be President again. He is the leader of the Republican Party, and he is who the people will nominate in 2024.”

Jesse Scheckner

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33 comments

  • Charlie Crist

    September 18, 2022 at 3:05 pm

    There is an invasion underway. Our Southern Border has been eliminated by Joe Biden. People from over 150 countries have entered the U.S. illegally. Our tax dollars are being diverted from caring for our own legal citizens to take care of the invaders. Biden must be impeached for not protecting the sovereignty of the United States.

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    • Impeach Biden

      September 18, 2022 at 3:11 pm

      Republicans wouldn’t vote for social programs to take care of anyone or anything here in the USA.. because it interferes with them shoveling money to the rich as fast as humanly possible. There will be no impeachment because this is reserved for high crimes and misdemeanors. Not managing a border to your individual liking…or the liking of far right propagandists… doesn’t qualify.

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    • That’s fine

      September 19, 2022 at 12:46 am

      “There is an invasion Underway”

      Good. Hope they take over and replace you lol

      Reply

      • James

        September 19, 2022 at 1:09 pm

        I like to occasionally beat them in to an inch of their life when I see them at night. It’s what they deserve

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        • Muck

          September 19, 2022 at 2:17 pm

          Hopefully the FBI pays you a visit…

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    • Deanna Antczak

      September 19, 2022 at 11:09 am

      Illegally ok so entering through the border filing the correct papers n being given a court date is your idea of illegal?? Why do they make it difficult for them. I’ll tell you they are not the color you want! When Europe was coming in droves they were welcomed n they should be today. One of their heirs could be the next president. That really gets you going doesn’t it. Another MAGAT without knowing you!

      Reply

  • Carlos Pequita

    September 18, 2022 at 3:13 pm

    DeSantis sent his national guard militia to the border and killed 1,000 Mexican people. Vote for Charlie Crist to stop the genocide.

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    • James

      September 19, 2022 at 1:10 pm

      Only 1000? That sucks. He should have killed them all and made the world a better place.

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      • Mr. Haney

        September 19, 2022 at 4:12 pm

        Off yourself and be a hero.

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      • Brass Biscuit

        September 19, 2022 at 4:59 pm

        Insufficient dietary fiber?

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  • tom palmer

    September 18, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    So is Marjorie Taylor Greene going to pull a shift in one of the mosquito nests she advocates placing along the border? That’s hell you repel an invasion, isn’t it. Maybe boiling oil from atop the castle walls.
    .

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  • marylou

    September 18, 2022 at 3:41 pm

    DePsycho is lying. There is no migrant problem in Florida. If there were significant numbers of undocumented people in Florida, he would have flown them to Martha’s Vineyard. He wouldn’t have traveled 800+ miles, and paid $650,000+ taxpayer dollars to provide a service to the state of Texas! What BS!!

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    • Top Gun

      September 18, 2022 at 4:31 pm

      Still waiting for you to identify or point to the article that says US fighter pilots aren’t happy with the DeSantis Ad. So where is it MaryLou. You and I both know you are full of it. Ask me how I know.

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    • Impeach Biden

      September 18, 2022 at 4:40 pm

      What is BS is that the Biden administration has eliminated the Southern Border. Millions from around the world are flooding to the United States. Where is your concern on the amount of money to feed, clothe, transport, house, educate and provide free medical care for millions of illegals?

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      • Charlie Crist

        September 18, 2022 at 5:07 pm

        👆 False information…far right wing propaganda.

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        • Impeach Biden

          September 18, 2022 at 6:27 pm

          What is false about it? The truth hurts Charlie, Corsin, Offen, Sybil doesn’t it?

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          • Charlie Crist

            September 18, 2022 at 7:07 pm

            No one has eliminated a border of the United States. You’re full of sht buddy.. talking nonsense out of your bung hole 🍩 No credibility!!! None of you have any!!!

          • Impeach Biden

            September 18, 2022 at 7:38 pm

            You are asleep at the wheel Charlie Crist. Not to worry, the Republicans will bring some buses to your neighborhood. Millions are coming here. Your leftist networks haven’t been covering the Southern Border. Now that Republican Governor’s are exposing the hypocrisy of the BLUE sanctuaries suddenly CNN and MSNBC are starting to cover it.

          • Charlie Crist

            September 18, 2022 at 9:06 pm

            Just dodge that one and spew another far right talking point there buddy. Right wing dummies lose in the end…just too inhumane and cruel..just too evil.

        • James

          September 19, 2022 at 1:12 pm

          👆 Libtard alert.

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          • Nerdelbaum Frink

            September 19, 2022 at 3:21 pm

            You realize that finger is pointing right at your name, yea?

          • Mr. Haney

            September 19, 2022 at 4:13 pm

            Bigot coward alert.

            Let me know when white trash like you are ready to pick strawberries.

  • PeterH

    September 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Now….. here we have Republican U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene trying yet another work around scam instead of doing HER JOB TO END BORDER CROSSSINGS.

    Here are the unpopular FACTS for Republicans:

    ONLY CONGRESS CAN WRITE LEGISLATION TO CHANGE THE EXISTING BORDER POLICIES. REPUBLICANS HAD THE ABILTY TO MAKE MEANINGFUL CHANGE DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IN 2017 WHEN REPUBLICAN LINDSEY GRAHAM FORMED A STRICT BIPARTISAN PLAN CREATING NEW ENFORCEABLE LAW TO END BORDER CROSSINGS.

    What happened to Lindsey Graham’s bipartisan bill? It died in committee because HOUSE REPUBLICANS refused to bring it up for a vote.

    REPUBLICANS ARE THEIR OWN WORSE ENEMY.

    Vote all Republicans out of office!

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  • TJC

    September 18, 2022 at 5:02 pm

    M.T. “Empty” Greene is flashing her balls at the boys and yelling “Look who’s got the biggest cajones, Ninos!”
    The real racist Greene pokes her stick at the mere pandering racists, the mere wanna-be tough guys, and shows them the clout she’s packing in her scrotum. Her head may be empty but not that sack.
    What a bunch of ugly scary clowns, everyone of them.

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  • Julio Gomez-Lopez

    September 18, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    When we got off the plane at Martha’s Vineyard…one of DeSantis strong men kicked a lady about the face, breast, neck and head. Another lady was stripped and pushed back and forth like a pinball by the men…and groped in the crotch.

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    • Fat Cammack

      September 18, 2022 at 11:01 pm

      Could have been worse. He could have sent you guys to me for a oiled face sit, greasy face grind, bare assed face plop🍩💋

      Reply

  • Carol

    September 19, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Ron DeSantis & Greg Abbott are doing a fantastic job. These Gov’s didn’t have any other choice. There states are overrun with illegals. Why not share with DC, Ny, all Sanctuary Cities.

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    • Elliott Offen

      September 19, 2022 at 6:09 am

      👆 False information… right wing propaganda.

      Reply

    • Mr. Haney

      September 19, 2022 at 4:15 pm

      Get an education. It’s obvious you need one.

      Reply

  • what would Jesus do

    September 19, 2022 at 7:57 am

    Clearly, the Floridians’ taxpayer dollars that DeSatan spent to fly these people from Texas to Florida was illegal. It was the opposite of what the budget earmarked. But, self professed Christians like DeSatan and Greene are forgetting that these migrants are human beings and not “illegals” or puppets. Well, maybe they gave them a small bag of pretzels and a soda on the plane rides. Funny, how DeSatan and Greene trumpet the sanctity of human life when they want to make raped girls have babies but when real live people hike hundreds of miles for a better life in America, they shun them. Maybe DeSatan and Greene have the Fix Entertainment version of the Holy Bible with a forward by Tucker? Lock them up!

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    • James

      September 19, 2022 at 1:15 pm

      They aren’t people. They’re roaches. This isn’t an invasion. It’s an infestation. The best way to deal with an infestation is with poison. Put them in a gas chamber and end them so that they never want to come here again.

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      • Brass Biscuit

        September 19, 2022 at 5:07 pm

        Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great dietary choice. You may find them beneficial. Try them!

        Reply

      • Galadius

        September 20, 2022 at 7:25 am

        James, are you not a descendant of immigrants?

        Reply

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