It has been less than a year since Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) threatened to bus migrants to President Joe Biden's state of Delaware, but on Wednesday morning, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott made good on his threat.
According to photos posted to Twitter, the charter bus arrived at Fox News headquarters where photographers were outside. Just moments later Fox News had the story posted. Fox's report said that the bus dropped them off "blocks from the U.S. Capitol," but neglected to mention that it was directly in front of their building.
Aaron Reichlin-Melnick, the senior policy counsel at the American Immigration Council, alleged that the whole stunt was "coordinated closely with Fox News, which had an article up immediately. One man said he was heading to Florida—sign that Abbott's 'voluntary' bus trips were probably not."
"Upon the bus's arrival in Washington, D.C., individuals disembarked one by one except for family units who exited together. They checked in with officials and had wristbands they were wearing cut off before being told they could go," Fox News reported.
See the posts below:
Texas Governor @GregAbbott_TX carries out his pledge to transport illegal migrants to Washington, DC. The bus pulled up right in front of the building that houses @FoxNews , @NBCNews and \u2066@cspan\u2069pic.twitter.com/KsrP04LSuw— John Roberts (@John Roberts) 1649853149
The bus arrived an hour ago. Not sure where people are going now. But this was all coordinated closely with Fox News, which had an article up immediately.\n\nOne man said he was heading to Florida\u2014sign that Abbott's "voluntary" bus trips were probably not.https://www.foxnews.com/politics/texas-migrant-bus-arrives-washington-d-c\u00a0\u2026— Aaron Reichlin-Melnick (@Aaron Reichlin-Melnick) 1649854928
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