Famed host of The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne Tha God, expressed his approval of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sending buses full of immigrants to the blue state’s sanctuary cities, calling the move as “great”.
The longtime radio host did a panel on Comedy Central’s Hell of a Week and told his fellow panelists he thinks the idea is a good way to expose the hypocrisy of Democrats who don’t want immigrants in their areas.
Abbott sent approximately 2,500 migrants to New York City, while DeSantis pulled off an impressive stunt when he brought 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard in an unannounced attempt to relocate asylum seekers.
“Personally, I think it’s great,” Charlamagne said, “but I wish governors like Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott would inform Democratic governors and mayors more.”
“Because then, that would expose the hypocrisy of the Democrats, which is that they don’t want immigrants here either,” he said.
Charlamagne Tha God, host of The Breakfast Club, expressed his approval of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sending immigrants to cities led by Democrats.
Charlemagne called the Democrats hypocrites because ‘they don’t want immigrants here either’
Center-left Angela Rye rejected Charlamagne’s endorsement, saying she wants to know “what kind of Christianity” Republican governors practice.
The first to push back against Charlamagne’s views was Angela Rye, ESPN’s special correspondent who covers issues of race and social justice for the titan of the sports network.
Rye began her speech with a roll of her eyes, saying she wants to “dig deeper into the fact that these people who take pride” in sending immigrants to places that “don’t expect them.”
Charlamagne pointed out that they are being sent to sanctuary cities, to which Rye replied ‘never mind. When you haven’t talked to these people about your plans… It’s a political game for them.’
Rye went on to call Abbott and DeSantis ‘Bible-bashing Christian governors’ and wondered ‘what kind of Christianity they are practicing’.
Author and intellectual Malcolm Gladwell later joined the discussion and agreed with Rye, asking, “How are we in a situation in our country when we treat people who want to come here…as props in some kind of political stunt?’
Comedian Roy Wood Jr. was the last to chime in, making a poignant point when he said that Democratic cities are the “same cities that send their homeless people to the outer counties,” which Rye agreed with.
Wood Jr. went on to say that cities “already deliberately hide people,” which makes his complaints about the Abbott and DeSantis moves sound hypocritical.
Rye then pleaded that we have some “humanity and compassion in this conversation” and said that “the country has failed immigration for a long time.”
He also said that Abbott and DeSantis are “terrified” when there is a “darkening of their states,” and Charlamagne agreed with the analysis.
According to Democratic Mayor Eric Adams, New York’s facilities for housing immigrants have reached their limits in recent months, with the city already opening 23 emergency shelters.
Adams said 38 more shelters will be created to deal with the growing problem.
Migrants are loaded onto MTA buses in Manhattan after arriving by bus from Texas at the Port Authority Bus Terminal this morning.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott (pictured) has come under fire for his plan to send immigrants across the country.
The city’s Commissioner of Immigration Affairs says many of the immigrants Gov. Greg Abbott busses from Texas come from Venezuela.
Manuel Castro says that most of the illegal immigrants who have arrived in New York want to go to Florida because of its large community of Venezuelans.
‘We are helping them get to their actual final destination. We are doing our best. Every state and every city has a role to play here, not just New York, Chicago and other places.’
New York City law requires the city to provide housing to anyone who requests it, and Castro added that about 7,300 asylum seekers currently remain in the system.
The system has been so overwhelmed that the council has had to hire hotel rooms to house the thousands of people pouring into the city.
Migrants arrive from Texas by coach at the Port Authority bus station, Manhattan, New York
Republican officials say they are willing to give liberal sanctuary cities a sense of the strain that rampant illegal immigration is bringing to border communities.
Abbott has been sending buses to New York, Chicago and DC, including to the vice president’s doorstep, and this week DeSantis sent a plane carrying 50 immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, the wealthy island of Massachusetts.
The White House has criticized the efforts of Republican governors, saying the immigrants, mostly from Venezuela, were being used in a political stunt.
These were children. They were moms. They were fleeing communism. And what did Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbott do to them? They used them as political pawns, they treated them like personal property,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a press conference on Friday.
She said: “This is an issue that is inhumane, it is abhorrent and we should not use the people, the migrants, who are fleeing communism as a political pawn.”