(FreedomBeacon.com)- Republican Governor Ron DeSantis has had plenty of critics over the years, but most of those have come from outside of his own party.
This week, a prominent critic came from within the Republican Party — Jared Kushner, the former advisor to the White House and the son-in-law of former President Donald Trump.
Kushner criticized DeSantis this week, saying he was “troubled” by the Florida governor’s decision to fly migrants from his state to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. DeSantis sent about 50 migrants from Venezuela to the wealthy, liberal island as a message to liberals everywhere that more needs to be done to secure U.S. borders.
DeSantis’s actions were similar to those of Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott, who has sent migrants on multiple trips to liberal cities such as Washington, D.C., Chicago and New York City since April.
Immediately after news broke of DeSantis sending the migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, liberals lashed out at him online. Some accused him of participating in human trafficking and saying he should be investigated for possible committing crimes.
Kushner appeared on Fox News recently and went off on DeSantis for committing what he called a stunt. As he said on the “Outnumbered” show:
“I personally watch what’s happening, and it’s very hard to see at the southern border … We have to remember that these are human beings. They’re people. So, seeing them being used as political pawns one way or the other is very troubling to me.”
While Kushner was very vocal in his criticism of DeSantis’ moves, he didn’t have any critiques on President Joe Biden or his administration’s complete lack of action when it comes to securing the country’s borders.
Just since the Biden administration took over in January of 2021, 4.9 million migrants have entered the country, thanks in no small part to the administration’s lax immigration policies. Biden rolled back many of the immigration protections Trump put in place while he was in office, which was essentially an invitation for illegal immigrants to come to the U.S.
While Kushner was part of Trump’s inner circle during his time in the White House, it’s becoming more and more apparent that he wasn’t as loyal as many once thought. The New York Times published a report recently that Kushner “washed his hands of Donald Trump before January 6.”
Another book also said that even though he was a senior advisor to the president, Kushner “hid from Trump” after the Capitol riot.
Many other reports have said that Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump were both looking to return to their private lives once Biden entered the White House. In the nearly two years since then, Kushner has mostly stayed out of the public eye, though he has popped up now and again as a part of the House’s January 6 investigation.
Any way you slice it, it appears as though Kushner and his wife probably won’t have a role in an upcoming Trump candidacy, should the former president decide to run again in 2024.