CNN Host & Ken Burns Compare DeSantis Sending Migrants To Martha’s Vineyard To The Holocaust

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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CNN’s John Berman and filmmaker Ken Burns compared Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to ship migrants to Martha’s Vineyard to the Holocaust.

Berman and Burns were discussing Burns’ new documentary, “The U.S. and the Holocaust,” which is set to be released Sunday, before Berman turned the conversation toward DeSantis.

“We woke up to the news this morning that Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida sent two plane loads of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard off the coast of Massachusetts, including kids and whatnot. This is not a one for one, this is not a parallel here in any way, but it does address some of the same themes that are part of this documentary,” Berman said.

“It’s the abstraction of human life,” Burns said. “This is coming straight out of the authoritarian playbook. This is what’s so disturbing about DeSantis, to use human beings, to weaponize human beings for a political purpose.”

Burns then accused DeSantis of using humans to to punish political enemies.

“What we find in all our films is that the themes that we engage in the past are present today. So when you look at the story that we’re telling of the U.S. and the Holocaust, you understand that the time to save a democracy is before it’s lost, we promise you.” (RELATED: NYC Man Accused Of Stealing Wheelchair From Holocaust Survivor Arrested)

DeSantis sent two planes of illegal migrants to Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday, Fox News reported.

“States like Massachusetts, New York, and California will better facilitate the are of these individuals who they have invited into our country by incentivizing the illegal immigration through their designation as ‘sanctuary states’ and support for the Biden Administration’s open border policies,” DeSantis’ communications director, Taryn Fenske, told Fox News.