Recently, liberal Fox News host Jessica Tarlov explained to talk show host Bill Maher that she now believes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott were justified in their actions to redistribute migrants to northern blue states.
Throughout the Biden administration, illegal immigration across the southern border with Mexico has exploded, creating a migrant crisis that has strained localities across the American interior. Subsequently, Texas and Florida have enacted various initiatives, such as Gov. Abbott’s famous busing program, to lift some of the burden from the border crisis off of their states.
Tarlov, a democrat strategist known for her dissenting liberal opinion on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” appeared on Maher’s show “Real Time With Bill Maher” alongside Republican New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu, where the group discussed the dynamics surrounding the 2024 election.
During the segment, they discussed the appalling incident in New York where a large group of illegal immigrants attacked two police officers. Maher and Sununu expressed the opinion that such incidents could substantially impact the upcoming election, particularly as many Americans are already displeased with the state of the border.
Tarlov differed in her opinion on the matter, remaining skeptical about the overall implications on the general election. However, she did note that the issue vindicated the actions of DeSantis and Abbott to ship migrants out of their respective states.
“Well, this election will probably, my guess will probably turn on something like, I don’t know if you saw this. It was, I think, yesterday in New York City, some illegal immigrants who were brought to the city attacked a bunch of cops. I think we have video of it,” Maher said.
“It isn’t — well, it is. And it ended up being actually good on Governor Abbot to start busing immigrants all over the country. When he started with Martha’s Vineyard, him and DeSantis, I thought, oh, this is just a political stunt. It’s ridiculous. And now that you have J. B. Pritzker and Mayor Adams and Kathy Hochul and the mayors at Baltimore and D.C. saying, we absolutely cannot sustain this influx, everybody feels like they live in Eagle Pass now and has a lot of sympathy for that,” Tarlov responded.
Moreover, Tarlov noted that she believes the Democrats have time to correct course and begin addressing some of these paramount issues. She suggested that if a migrant were to commit a violent crime, such as assaulting a police officer, they should be promptly deported.
“But the reason that I don’t think that the election hinges on these issues is A, we have time. And Democrats better start fixing it. Get tough about these things. Say if you touch a cop, you’re deported tomorrow. That’s how it works here,” she added.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams addressed the horrific assault on the police officers, suggesting that to disincentivize violence in the Big Apple, specific laws needed to be reviewed so violent illegal immigrants could be deported appropriately.
“And those migrants who are here because they want to be part of the American Dream, that’s — we say yes to that. But those who are breaking our laws, we need to reexamine the laws that don’t allow us to deport them, because they’re doing violent acts. We cannot create an atmosphere where you’re going to bring violence into our city. But the overwhelming number of migrants and asylum seekers are waiting to have work authorization or their determination, and we need to be clear on that,” Adam said.
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