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JOE GOES AFTER RON: Biden's Treasury Dept. IG Looking Into DeSantis' Migrant Flights

posted by Hannity Staff - 10.12.22

Biden flies migrants all over the country —no problem. DeSantis flies them to Martha’s Vineyard —INVESTIGATION!

According to a report from Fox News, the Treasury Department inspector general is planning to audit whether spending by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on migrant flights was improper. Democratic lawmakers want to know if the Sunshine State governor improperly used funds from American Rescue Plan.

Florida lawmakers authorized a $12 million migrant program funded with interest earnings from the federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund, according to documents, Fox News reports.

“As part of its oversight responsibilities for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, The Treasury Office of the Inspector General has audit work planned on recipients’ compliance with eligible use guidance,” the Office of the Inspector General wrote in a letter dated Oct. 7 and made public Wednesday. “In addition, as part of our oversight work of the Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the CARES Act, we have already sought information from Florida about appropriate use of that fund.”

“We will review the allowability of use of [State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund] funds related to immigration generally, and will specifically confirm whether interest earned on SLFRF funds was utilized by Florida related to immigration activities, and if so, what conditions and limitations apply to such use,” the inspector general continued.

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey confirmed that the Treasury Department responded to his request to investigate DeSantis.

“.@USTreasury responded to my letter, confirming that it will investigate @GovRonDeSantis’ use of Covid relief funds to cruelly transport immigrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard under false pretenses and without any consideration for their personal dignity or basic needs.”

This story is developing…

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