(Liberty Bell) – The inspector general for the Treasury Department confirmed in a letter that was sent out to Democratic lawmakers that the agency would be conducting an audit to find out whether or not the spending by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis for migrant flights was “improper.”
Fox News stated that the lawmakers inquired about having the Treasury Department look into the matter concerning improperly used American Rescue Plan cash for the flights to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Isn’t it absolutely gut-busting hilarious that the Democratic Party is doing an investigation to see if a member of the GOP misused money? That’s rich.
“Florida lawmakers authorized a $12 million migrant program funded with interest earnings from the federal Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund, according to documents,” Fox News continued.
“As part of its oversight responsibilities for the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund, The Treasury Office of the Inspector General has audit work planned on recipients’ compliance with eligible use guidance,” the Office of the Inspector General said in a letter dated Oct. 7 and made public on Wednesday. “In addition, as part of our oversight work of the Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the CARES Act, we have already sought information from Florida about appropriate use of that fund.”
“We will review the allowability of use of [State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund] funds related to immigration generally, and will specifically confirm whether interest earned on SLFRF funds was utilized by Florida related to immigration activities, and if so, what conditions and limitations apply to such use,” the inspector general added in the letter.
The inspector general reports to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and provides her with reports concerning the department. Right now, however, the position is vacant.
Democratic Sen. Ed Markey from Massachusetts was absolutely thrilled by the news on Wednesday and wasted no time taking all the credit for making the audit happen.
“@USTreasury responded to my letter, confirming that it will investigate [Gov. DeSantis’] use of Covid relief funds to cruelly transport immigrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard under false pretenses and without any consideration for their personal dignity or basic needs,” Markey bragged. Guess we know humility is not his strong suit, right?
.@USTreasury responded to my letter, confirming that it will investigate @GovRonDeSantis' use of Covid relief funds to cruelly transport immigrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard under false pretenses and without any consideration for their personal dignity or basic needs. https://t.co/dJJllv9Piy
— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) October 12, 2022
The left is desperate to hit DeSantis in any way possible because time and again he has humiliated them, managing to win several key battles against their biggest corporate allies, not to mention exercising the rights protected by the Tenth Amendment to prevent the federal government from interfering in his state during the COVID pandemic.
They obviously feel threatened by him. And rightfully so. He’s a man of conviction who stands on his conservative values, just like Trump.
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