MSNBC's Mehdi Hasan attacks Ron DeSantis for 'throwing his own ancestors under the bus'


MSNBC’s Mehdi Hasan spent a portion of his Peacock streaming show on Tuesday suggesting that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is a hypocrite for his anti-illegal immigration policies.

One segment on "The Mehdi Hasan Show" spotlighted an Italian immigrant named Luigia Colucci who moved to America in 1917, prior to stricter immigration enforcement. He suggested that she, unlike migrants today, did not have to worry about being sent to Martha’s Vineyard.

"Despite all the anti-immigration sentiment back then, America had pretty open borders compared with today. It didn’t even have a militarized Border Patrol yet and migrants like Luigia Colucci, she didn’t have to worry about being put on a plane under false pretenses and shipped thousands of miles for an anti-immigration stunt," Hasan said.

He then revealed that Colucci was DeSantis’ great-great-grandmother and shamed the Republican governor for appearing to attack people like his own ancestor.

"How does DeSantis feel about the fact that his family matriarch was almost barred from entry into America by the immigration hardliners of that time? How does he feel about the fact that she could be called an example of what conservatives like to denounce today as chain migration, that she had an anchor baby once she got here? DeSantis has never commented," Hasan said.

Several media pundits have attacked DeSantis after he sent approximately 50 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard on Sept. 14, calling the action, among other things, "cruel," "inhumane" and "xenophobic."... (Read more)

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