Democrat Latina Leader Goes Off On ‘Smug Liberals,’ Cheers DeSantis


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A Latina Democrat who is the former Majority Leader of the California State Senate went off on “smug liberals” as she defended Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“More than two million undocumented immigrants will be arrested trying to cross into the U.S. in 2022. And Democrats don’t bat an eye,” Gloria Romero said in a piece for The Daily Mail.

“But fly 50 migrants to one of the wealthiest places in America, spotted with multi-million dollar mansions, surrounded by the mega-yachts of the rich and famous and Democrats lose their minds? What a joke!” she said.


She was referring to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and DeSantis conspiring to send 50 undocumented migrants to the liberal, wealthy Martha’s Vineyard last week.

“I am a Democrat and the former Majority Leader of the California State Senate. The first woman to ever hold that position. I am also a proud Latina.

“I am telling you that if the Democratic party thinks that Latinos are outraged by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard – they are dead wrong!” she said.

She mocked the state of Massachusetts for calling in the National Guard to move the migrants as there are tent camps along the border with Mexico and red states continue to deal with the issue.

She wondered why poor, mostly Latino communities are expected to bear the burden of, what she called an open border but a place like Martha’s Vineyard cannot.

“This Democratic stronghold — where the Obamas now reside — couldn’t stomach having 50 brown migrants in their midst without declaring an emergency and shipping them out of town within 24 hours,” the former California State Senator said.

“Liberals want open borders – just not in their immaculate backyards.

“While smug liberals and virtue-signaling progressives pretend that their immigration policies are ‘compassionate,’ Latinos know they are just cruel, naked politics,” she said.

“Good for Governor DeSantis, and Governor Greg Abbott in Texas and Governor Doug Ducey in Arizona for sending this powerful message by making Democrats shoulder their ‘fair share’ of the burden of a broken immigration system.

“After all, isn’t it the Democrats who scream about the rich shouldering their ‘fair share’?” she said.


Virtue signaling about being a sanctuary and actually being a sanctuary is not the same thing, as Martha’s Vineyard has learned. And the coordinator for Martha’s Vineyard homeless shelter Harbor Homes, Lisa Belcastro, made comments that set Twitter on fire.

She was asked on Thursday what the “most difficult challenges” are with handling the migrants, she had an answer that had many calling her a hypocrite.

“The difficult challenges are, we have, at some point in time they have to move from here to somewhere else,” she said.

“We cannot, we don’t have the services to take care of 50 immigrants,” she said. “And we certainly don’t have housing. We’re in a housing crisis as we are on this island. And we don’t, we can’t house everyone here that lives here and work here. We don’t have housing for 50 more people.”

Twitter went off on the woman and her “hypocrisy.”


“Wow. The wealthiest, most well-connected people on earth can’t take care of 50 people. Imagine what the poor and middle-class folks dealing with tens of thousands per day in border towns are dealing with,” Babylon Bee editor Joel Berry said.

“Wow! This Martha’s Vineyard Democrat doesn’t seem very welcoming or progressive. ‘We don’t have housing for 50 immigrants.’ Uh, don’t the Obamas have a 10 bedroom mansion there? That will fit half of them,” Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Rapid Response Director Christina Pushaw said.


“Martha’s Vineyard claims to be a ‘sanctuary’ jurisdiction that welcomes illegal aliens. Most of those multi million dollar mansions are summer homes that are vacant most of the year. They can be used to house thousands of illegal migrants. Time to walk the walk, Biden voters,” she said.

“Liberal elites are the biggest hypocrites on earth. They worship open borders until the border arrives at their own doorstep,” former aide to Margaret Thatcher, Nile Gardiner, said.

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