September 23, 2022

ITT Sound Off: Height of Hypocrisy

Maria and Julio talk about the latest in the multiple civil and criminal investigations against former President Donald Trump, including a lawsuit from New York Attorney General Letitia James. They also get into the political stunts by Republican governors, including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis who promised asylum seekers jobs and housing, but sent them to Martha’s Vineyard with neither.

ITT Staff Picks: 

  • Barb McQuade, a law professor, wrote about why the civil lawsuit from New York AG Letitia James could be “the legal action that finally holds the former president accountable,” in this piece for Time magazine. 

  • “For months, Border Patrol and ICE have been releasing immigrants with documents incorrectly listing their future residences as addresses to nonprofits or churches. These immigrants and asylum-seekers, most of them from Venezuela, then show up to random buildings confused and unsure of what to do next,” reports Adolfo Flores in this piece for Buzzfeed News. 

  • To fly migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Gov. Ron DeSantis contracted Vertol Systems, an aviation firm that has donated exclusively to Republican causes in the past, reports Ken Klippenstein in this piece for The Intercept.

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