Poll: Plurality of Swing Voters Back Ron DeSantis Flying Illegal Aliens to Martha’s Vineyard

Poll: Plurality of Swing Voters Back Ron DeSantis Flying Illegal Aliens to Martha’s Vineyard

A plurality of swing voters support Republican governors busing and flying illegal aliens out of their states to sanctuary cities such as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) recent migrant flight to Martha’s Vineyard.

The YouGov poll reveals that 44 percent of swing voters said they support governors like DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) busing and flying illegal aliens out of their states to sanctuary cities like Chicago, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

About 38 percent of swing voters said they disapprove of migrant buses and flights to sanctuary cities while almost 20 percent said they were unsure about the issue.

The poll comes as DeSantis sent two flights packed with 50 illegal aliens from Venezuela to Martha’s Vineyard, where former President Obama has a sprawling 29-acre estate.

Less than 48 hours after their arrival, officials on Martha’s Vineyard declared a “humanitarian crisis” and claimed they have a “housing crisis” that prevents them from being able to absorb border crossers and illegal aliens, even as the island could shelter six million refugees.

As a result, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) intervened to bus the illegal aliens off Martha’s Vineyard to Joint Base Cape Cod. Some of the illegal aliens are now suing DeSantis, backed by a George Soros-funded group, claiming he violated their Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Meanwhile, Republican voters are overwhelmingly supportive, by a 75 percent margin, of GOP governors sending illegal aliens to sanctuary cities, the YouGov poll finds. Less than 2-in-10 Republican voters said they disapprove.

Likewise, 50 percent of middle-class Americans — earning $50,000 to $100,000 a year — support Republican governors busing and flying illegal aliens to sanctuary cities. The only income bracket to oppose the migrant buses and flights are those earning $100,000 or more a year.

Most recently, as Texas continues sending border crossers and illegal aliens to Chicago, Illinois Gov. J.B Pritzker announced that he is activating 75 members of the National Guard to deal with the influx of illegal immigration which represents, so far, just 0.01 percent of President Joe Biden’s border crisis.

Abbott is expected to bus about 15,000 border crossers and illegal aliens to Chicago over the next 15 weeks. Thousands more, similarly, are expected to be bused to New York City and Washington, D.C.

The YouGov poll surveyed nearly 1,500 American adults from September 17 to September 20 and has a margin of error of +/- 2.9 percentage points.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here. 

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Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker Activates National Guard Over 0.01% of Biden’s Border Crisis Arriving in Illinois

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) is activating the National Guard over 0.01 percent of President Joe Biden’s record-breaking illegal immigration crisis arriving in the sanctuary state via migrant buses sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R).

For more than two weeks, Abbott has sent about 500 border crossers and illegal aliens to Chicago, Illinois, which prides itself on being a sanctuary jurisdiction for illegal aliens.

The 500 arrivals account for just 0.01 percent of the estimated five million border crossers and illegal aliens who have crossed the southern border since Biden took office.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) has called the migrant buses from Texas “immoral” and “unpatriotic” as well as “racist and xenophobic.” Those statements come as Lightfoot has relocated many of the arriving border crossers and illegal aliens to the suburbs of Chicago.

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Now, Pritzker has called up 75 members of the Illinois National Guard to aid arriving border crossers and illegal aliens. The sanctuary state is expecting 1,000 border crossers and illegal aliens on buses from Texas every week for the next 15 weeks.

“I’m not going to mince words here, the governor of Texas is forcing on New York and [Washington] D.C. and Chicago and potentially other places, a needlessly last minute and complex process, that is a heartless display of politics over people,” Pritzker said in a press conference this week.

Lightfoot, last week, called on Biden to “step up” with “federal support” to aid the sanctuary jurisdiction with the migrant buses.

The migrant buses sent to Chicago are a fraction of what American border communities are forced to sustain with about 6,000 illegal aliens crossings every day.

Recently, in the Del Rio Sector of the Texas-Mexico border, Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 13,000 border crossers and illegal aliens — averaging almost 1,900 apprehensions a day in the area — which is about a third of Del Rio’s total population.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at jbinder@breitbart.com. Follow him on Twitter here. 

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Exclusive — Keith Pekau: Joe Biden’s Student Loan Transfer ‘Fundamentally Unfair’ to Working-Class Americans

Exclusive — Keith Pekau: Joe Biden’s Student Loan Transfer ‘Fundamentally Unfair’ to Working-Class Americans

Orland Park, Illinois, Mayor Keith Pekau, who is running for Congress against Rep. Sean Casten (D-IL), said President Joe Biden’s unprecedented student loan transfer is “fundamentally unfair” to working-class Americans during an appearance on Breitbart News Saturday.

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Breitbart News Saturday host Matthew Boyle began the interview by discussing the vast difference in crime rates between Pekau’s Orland Park and neighboring Chicago. Boyle asked Pekau to talk about how he brought crime down as Orland Park’s mayor and what the Democrat city officials are doing wrong in Chicago.

Pekau explained his “proactive” approach to crime and policing in Orland Park.

Pekau said, “We realized we had to have a different approach, and so we became much more proactive, using technology to identify license plates that don’t match their cars, license plates for stolen cars, those types of things. And also, for every traffic violation, it’s amazing how many people carry drugs lying in their car, right? And then when that happens, we can search the car. So we’ve been much more proactive about getting people off the street.”

Pekau also highlighted the difference in how his city handles evidence compared to George Soros-funded Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx.

“And one of the key things that we do is we process all of our evidence in house, or we use a private lab, so we get it back in 24 hours, as opposed to the state, which is six months or a year,” Pekau said.

The conversation switched gears to Pekau’s congressional race, and Boyle noted that Pekau’s opponent, Rep. Casten, has co-sponsored anti-law enforcement bills and voted for “every single one of the major Democrat agenda items over the course of the last two years.”

“So yes, as you pointed out with Sean Casten, and he voted against extending the ban on fentanyl federally, he voted against extending the Violence Against Women Act. And as you pointed out the George Floyd act, that voted for taking away qualified immunity from police officers,” Pekau said.

Pekau continued,  He’s gone after police officers, he supports criminals, not the average citizen, and here in Orland Park, and let’s face it, we’re not 90 percent Republican, we’re probably 55 percent Republican here, and we have 90 percent support for our police officers and for the actions that we take because you know what Democrats, democrat citizens, not democratic elected officials, but Democrat citizens, they support the police. And that’s probably the most important thing we do in Orland Park is we support our police.”

Pekau said that Casten “is further left” than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and “the Squad,” because he votes against bills that they support.

Pekau also criticized Casten for claiming inflation is “zero” and that the country is not in a recession.

“If you think we’re not in a recession and inflation is zero, if you cannot acknowledge that a problem exists. How can you possibly solve the problem?” Pekau said.

Boyle and Pekau talked about how President Joe Biden’s unprecedented student debt transfer negatively impacts working-class Americans.

“This is appalling, as someone, and I’ll just speak personally, as someone who was the first in my family to graduate from college that worked full time and then paid my student loans,” Pekau said.

He also noted that he paid for his wife’s and their children’s student loans.

“And now the government’s gonna come in and say, ‘Oh, don’t bother paying that back.’ When they took out that, they knew what they were doing,” Pekau said. “And all of the people that took this debt out, they’re adults, and they made those decisions and you’re asking other people to pay for the decisions that that they’ve made,” he said

Pekau added, “It’s unfair to folks like us, it’s unfair to union workers, and people put themselves through trade schools or an automotive tech school, and they’re having to pay for it, or for people who are like my parents and didn’t go to college but worked really hard so that their kids, not so they could pay for their kids’ college, but so their kids had the values to go to college and use their intelligence because it was something that was God given to them that they really had a skill for and use that. And they taught them to do that. And they went out and did that, or they saved up the money to help those kids. Why should they have to pay for other children to go to college?”

Pekau also faulted Biden for unilaterally taking action on student debt instead of acting through Congress.

Pekau talked about how working-class residents of his district are traditionally Democrats but agree with him “on almost every issue.”

“There’s a lot of trade workers, a lot of union workers that have been traditionally Democrats,” Pekau said. “But I can tell you that if I sit down with any of them, they agree with me on almost every issue and don’t agree with Sean Casten on anything, and it’s a function that unites.”

Pekau called on Republican candidates across the country to speak face to face with these types of voters and explain the benefits of Republican policies.

“The Republican Party needs to get in front of these people and explain to them and get them to start voting on the issues and not just looking at someone who’s Republican and say, ‘oh, we can’t vote for them because we voted Democrat our whole life.’ We have to start looking at the issues,” Pekau said. “And I think that’s happening more and more and more. And I think that’s critical, because these policies do not help the working class, they screw the working class.”

“They’re giving the people making $50,000 to $60,000 a year, a working couple each making $50,000 a year struggling. You’re struggling to save for their kids college, they’re paying for someone else’s college, but not only that, they’re paying for rich people to buy electric Mercedes and electric Tesla’s why? Why should they be funding their toys?” Pekau said.

“I don’t care if you’re 18-years-old, you’re young, you still need to make better decisions and you need to honor your debt,” Pekau concluded. “No one’s saying that you shouldn’t pay your mortgage. No one’s saying that you shouldn’t pay your auto loans. I’m sure that the Democrats start saying that too. But I think you take off the debt. You’ve made the decision. You need to pay it back.”

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Suspect in Highland Park Shooting Arrested by Law Enforcement

The suspected shooter who opened fire on a July 4 Parade in Highland Park, Illinois, killing at least six and wounding 24 more, has been arrested by Chicago law enforcement. 

During a press conference, Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen announced the suspected gunman was arrested around 6:30 p.m. ET by North Chicago police officers. 

“What I can tell you at this moment was approximately 15 minutes ago, the subject that we were looking for. the Person of Interest Robert Crimo III, was spotted by a North Chicago unit at Buckley and 41 his vehicle the vehicle that we were looking for,” Jogmen said. 

The suspect fled after the arresting officers attempted to perform a traffic stop. 

“He, initiated, attempted to initiate a traffic stop on that subject that’s something did flee. A brief pursuit went on. Ultimately they were able to get the subject stopped. Westley and 41 in Lake Forest, the subject was taken into custody without incident,” Jogmen continued. 

“So at this point, I again want to reiterate, things are moving very quickly as they do, unfortunately, and we just want to keep you updated with the most relevant information,” Jogmen said. “The person of interest is now being taken to the Highland Park Police Department, where we’re going to begin the, you know, the next phase of the investigation is speak with this person to make sure we’re see if in fact, he is connected to this incident.”

The gunman was on the run for approximately eight hours after the shooting occurred around 10:15 a.m. ET. 

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Highland Park Attack Occurred Despite Red Flag Law, Other Stringent Gun Controls

Highland Park Attack Occurred Despite Red Flag Law, Other Stringent Gun Controls

A red flag law, a waiting period for gun purchases, licensing requirements, and numerous other gun controls did not prevent the July 4, 2022, Highland Park attack.

Mike Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety lists Illinois as the state with the sixth most stringent gun laws in the country.

Moreover, Gabby Giffords gun control group gives Illinois a grade of A- on gun control.

Illinois has a red flag law, a waiting period for gun purchases, gun owner licensing, domestic violence gun laws, “open carry regulations,” and numerous other gun controls.

The gun owner licensing is done via Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards. Only those with a FOID card can legally buy and possess a gun in Illinois and the process for acquiring a FOID card includes a background check.

The Illinois State Police listed the process for buying a gun in Illinois:

• Buyer must possess a valid FOID card.
• Buyer must verify local firearm ordinance requirements.
• Buyer must display valid FOID card to FFL prior to handling firearm.
• Buyer must complete Federal Form ATF 4473.
• FFL notifies the Illinois State Police (ISP), Firearms Services Bureau to perform
a background check in accordance with state and federal laws.
• FFL receives an “Approval” from ISP to transfer the firearm.
• Buyer must abide by the State of Illinois waiting period before taking possession
of the firearm. The waiting period for a long gun is 24 hours and 72 hours for a
hand gun.
• Upon taking possession of the firearm, the firearm must be unloaded and
enclosed in a case to transport.

Cook County has an “assault weapons” ban that also bans “high-capacity” magazines. In neighboring Lake County, the City of Highland Park has an “assault weapons” ban that also bans “large-capacity” magazines.

On December 7, 2015, the Chicago Tribune reported that the Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear a challenge against Highland Park’s “assault weapons” ban. The Tribune described SCOTUS’s refusal to hear the challenge as “a blow to the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun advocates.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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Police: Highland Park Suspect Is Young White Male, Fired Rifle at Parade from Roof

Police: Highland Park Suspect Is Young White Male, Fired Rifle at Parade from Roof

Police are seeking a white male whom they said opened fire from a rooftop Monday morning during a July 4th parade in a Chicago suburb.

Breitbart News reported at least six were killed and 24 injured in the incident.

NBC Chicago noted that shots rang out at 10:14 a.m. in Chicago’s Highland Park neighborhood.

Police are seeking “a white man between 18 and 20 years old with a small build and longer black hair.”

Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Christopher Covelli indicated that the suspect shot into the parade from a rooftop.

Covelli added, “We’re asking everybody to stay indoors. Stay vigilant right now. This person has not been identified. By all means, at this point, this appears to be completely random.”

The Chicago Sun-Times quoted Highland Park resident Miles Zaremski. “I heard 20 to 25 shots, which were in rapid succession,” Zarenski said. “So it couldn’t have been just a handgun or a shotgun.”

Parade goer Alexander Sandoval said, “We saw the Navy’s marchers and float pass by, and, when I first heard the gunshots, I thought it was them saluting the flag and shooting blanks. But then I saw people starting to run, and the shots kept going. We started running.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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Police: 6 Killed, at Least 24 Injured in Chicago-Area July 4th Parade Shooting

Police: 6 Killed, at Least 24 Injured in Chicago-Area July 4th Parade Shooting

Multiple people have been killed after shots were fired along the Fourth of July parade route in Chicago’s Highland Park neighborhood.

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2:38 PM — New details from an AP wire:

Hundreds of parade-goers in Highland Park — some visibly bloodied — fled the parade route, leaving behind chairs, baby strollers and blankets. Authorities have not officially reported any casualties, but witnesses described seeing bloodied bodies apparently covered with blankets.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the parade began around 10 a.m. but was suddenly halted 10 minutes later after shots were fired.

2:32 PM — New video of the moment shots were first fired:

2:13 PM — Chicago Sun-Times columnist shares graphic photo of blood and bodies on the ground, plus video of parade attendees fleeing:

2:05 PM — Six people are confirmed dead and 24 more hospitalized. Police give a description of the suspect and say a rifle was found at the scene:

Original story begins below.

ABC 7 notes that “the parade was stopped about 10 minutes after it kicked off at 10 a.m.,” when the sound of gunfire rang out.

Police told parade attendees, “Everybody disperse, please. It is not safe to be here.”

Chairs, blankets, and baby strollers were left behind as people scrambled for cover.

FOX 32 reports that a Chicago Sun-Times “saw blankets covering three bloodied bodies and five other people wounded and bloodied near the parade’s reviewing stand.”

The Sun-Times notes that 5 people were killed and 16 wounded in the incident.

Newsmax correspondent Alex Salvi tweeted, “There are reportedly multiple fatalities following a shooting at an Independence Day parade in Highland Park, Illinois.” He went on to write, “Warning: Gunshots heard in below video”:

Breitbart News pointed out that at least 54 people were shot Friday into Monday morning in Chicago. Seven of the shooting victims succumbed to their wounds.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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Watch– Democrat Lori Lightfoot at Pride Parade: ‘F*ck Clarence Thomas’

Watch– Democrat Lori Lightfoot at Pride Parade: ‘F*ck Clarence Thomas’

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) targeted Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with vulgar language at a Saturday pride parade.

Taking the stage the day after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade, Mayor Lori Lightfoot responded to someone in the parade’s audience: “Fuck Clarence Thomas!”

It’s unknown to whom or what Lightfoot was exactly responding, but the mayor was in mid-speech about the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion.

“So we know what happened in the Supreme Court yesterday. If you read Clarence Thomas’ concurrence, he said …” Lightfoot said before responding to someone in the crowd. “Thank you. Fuck Clarence Thomas!”

“He thinks that we are going to stand idly by while they take our rights: our right to marry, our right to have children, our right to live!” Lightfoot added:

It is not the first time Lightfoot has used language in a vile way. After the Supreme Court leak of the draft Dobbs opinion in May, the Democrat mayor took to Twitter to call the “LGBTQ+ community” to arms.

“To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms,” she said.

Lightfoot’s call to arms preceded at least 23 pro-life organizations being vandalized throughout the nation, according to Catholic Vote.

Follow Wendell Husebø on Twitter and Gettr @WendellHusebø. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morality.

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