Much of the nation’s political and commentary class had a near-nervous breakdown when 48 Venezuelans who had crossed illegally into the United States arrived at Martha’s Vineyard Airport, not far from the summer homes of some of the country’s wealthiest and best-connected people. When they realized what had happened, many Democrats and allied voices in the media expressed white-hot anger at Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who arranged the immigrants’ trip. Meanwhile, Martha’s Vineyard residents volunteered to feed and care for the immigrants for 24 hours, after which the National Guard whisked them off the exclusive island.

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  1. Charlotte Member
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    The second half of this was a bit of a departure for Byron. Usually he’s fastidious about not opinionating about whatever he’s reporting on, but he seemed to feel pretty strongly about the Martha’s Vineyard thing distracting from the actual problem of illegal immigration. (I’m not disagreeing with his opinion, just noting that it’s unusual that he would offer one.)

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