Stephen Colbert roasts Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar after Martha’s Vineyard investigation – San Antonio Express-News

“Late Night” talk show host Stephen Colbert used Tuesday night’s monologue to roast Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, who recently made national headlines after he announced an investigation into a chartered flight sponsored by the state of Florida that took migrants in San Antonio to Martha’s Vineyard. 

“The investigator in question is Bexar County Sheriff and character cut from ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse,’ Javier Salazar,” Colbert said. 

Salazar said the migrants, who were in San Antonio waiting for their asylum claims to be processed, were induced to take the trip with offers of jobs, housing and food. In announcing the investigation, Salazar called the attempt an abuse of human rights. However, he did not cite specific laws that may have been broken. 

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“Yeah, but it’s just like pornagraphy, you know it when you see it,” Colbert said. “And you don’t want it to involve Ron DeSantis.”

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ attention-grabbing political gesture last week – transporting 48 migrants to Martha’s Vineyard – could amount to human trafficking, Salazar told the Express-News on Tuesday

DeSantis ordered the San Antonio-to-Martha’s Vineyard flights to highlight what he deems President Joe Biden’s reckless immigration policies. With that action, he put his own twist on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s tactic of busing immigrants to big Democratic strongholds, such as Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York City.

Colbert said that DeSantis was trying to “score cheap political points in Florida by dragooning people off the streets of Texas and smuggling them to Massachusetts.” 

Colbert also laid into Abbott, who recently sent nine bus loads of people to the Port Authority in New York City. 

“Oh no, Gov. Abbott, now New Yorkers will have to deal with crowds of confused and sad people at the Port Authority,” Colbert joked. “What will we do?” 

The comedian said the answer is to send busloads of Times Square tourists to Texas. 

“Two can play at that game, Texas,” Colbert said. “Enjoy hundreds of people hold M&Ms wandering aimlessly in search of the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.” 

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