His tweets come after DeSantis sent two planes carrying migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, an island off the coast of Massachusetts, earlier this week, a move which includes drawn harsh criticism from Democrats, and praise from conservatives.
Abbott also moved to move migrants from his state to Washington, D.C. this week by sending two buses of migrants to Vice President Kamala Harris‘ house at the Naval Observatory. The Texas governor has previously sent migrants to NEW YORK and Chicago within an attempt to criticize the Biden administration’s policies at the U.S.-Mexico border.
In some tweets, Cruz tagged Abbott and DeSantis, and mentioned a number of locationspresumably suggesting where he’d just like the two governors to send migrants next.
“Palo Alto, CA next,” Cruz tweeted.
“Nantucket next,” he said in another tweet.
In a tweet in early April, giving an answer to an announcement from Abbott who said he was sending migrants to Washington, D.C., Cruz said that Texas “shouldn’t ONLY send charter buses of illegal aliens to DC.” The Texas senator added he had introduced legislation to send them to other locations including Martha’s Vineyard, Greenwich, Connecticut, Scarsdale, NY, and Newport, Rhode Island. Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Palo Alto, California, and Nantucket, Massachusetts, were also contained in the list.
Newsweek has already reached out to Cruz’s press office for comment.
This week, the White House blasted DeSantis and Abbott over their efforts to move migrants in the united states.
“We’ve had an activity in place. There is a legal method of achieving this andfor managing migrants,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said throughout a Thursday press conference. “Republican governors interfering for the reason that process and using migrants as political pawns is shameful, is reckless, and just plain wrong.”
She added that the “migrants, including children, who found its way to Martha’s Vineyard were misled about where these were being taken and what will be provided if they arrivedis also deeply alarming.”
Massachusetts state Representative Dylan Fernandes, a Democrat who represents Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, also criticized DeSantis.
“Republicans who call themselves Christians have already been plotting for quite a while to utilize human lives – men, women, and children – as political pawns. It really is evil and inhumane,” he said.