Yet, rather than celebrate this influx of diversity, officials responded by ordering National Guard troops to relocate the newcomers.
HAPPENING NOW: Migrants, flown into Martha’s Vineyard by Fl’s governor, are boarding buses. They’ll be heading to Joint Base Cape Cod, according to officials. 125 Mass National Guard members are being activated to assist. @NBCNews pic.twitter.com/RLwxNPu8GM
— Emilie Ikeda (@EmilieIkedaNBC) September 16, 2022
Conservatives claim hypocrisy
Many conservatives were quick to call out how most of those in Martha Vineyard weren’t willing to welcome the migrants despite having opposed former President Trump and his border control policies.
They included former Trump administration official Monica Crowley, who tweeted, The wealthy elites on the Vineyard couldn’t stand to have the undesirables there for more than 2 days, so they shipped them off to a military base. Someone else’s problem now. Back to the Chardonnay!”
Eric Schmitt is the Republican Party’s Senate nominee in Missouri, and he took note of the apparent inconsistency as well.
Something, something “In this house we believe…” Something, something…Ukraine flag.
In the end, the Leftist liberal elite anthem is a word salad of virtue signaling defined by next level hypocrisy. https://t.co/ZuulGpQaFg
— Eric Schmitt (@Eric_Schmitt) September 16, 2022
“Sanctuary” status questioned
Meanwhile, mixed martial artist Jon Fitch tweeted, “Martha’s Vineyard might be the most racist place in America. They called the national guard over 50 non-white people. Gross.”
For his part, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz drew attention to Martha’s Vineyard’s much touted status as a so-called “sanctuary jurisdiction.
I thought Martha’s Vineyard was a “sanctuary city”?
I thought they declared themselves a “haven” for illegal immigrants??
Just 50 arrive, and the socialist billionaires send them away—to a military base, no less—in JUST 24 hours. 🤦♂️ https://t.co/3fwOghLIe2
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 16, 2022
Donald Trump Jr. noted the contrast between how the Biden administration was willing to make a military base available to house the migrants when Martha’s Vineyard was inconvenienced and yet does nothing to protect communities along the border.
“It took less than 24 hours for the libs to kick these illegal immigrants out of Martha’s Vineyard, but Biden won’t lift a finger to deport the thousands of illegals pouring through the southern border daily out of the country,” he tweeted.