Texas sheriff investigating DeSantis’ Martha’s Winery flight has partisan, pro-Biden historical past

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Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, who opened a felony investigation this week into migrant flights organized by Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis to Martha’s Winery, is a liberal activist who has a number of social media posts supporting President Biden amongst different Democrats.

Throughout the 2020 presidential marketing campaign, Salazar posted a Fb livestream video in entrance of a Biden-Harris marketing campaign bus alongside failed Democratic Home candidate Wendy Davis and Monica Alcántara, the chairwoman of the Bexar County Democrats, the place he’s known as Alcántara’s “co- host.”

“We hope to see you guys at a number of the polling websites. We’re very, very excited, tremendous energized. We’re voting till ten o’clock tonight, so we hope to see you guys at certainly one of our stops,” Salazar stated within the livestream posted on Oct. 30, 2020.

A couple of minutes later, Salazar participated in an early voting video announcement with Alcántara, the place he says, “Vote blue” and he or she finishes the sentence with “throughout.” The livestream goes on to indicate the three Democrats on the Biden-Harris marketing campaign bus chatting about numerous matters. At one level, Salazar known as Davis a “rock star” and stated he was “very proud” to have her on the bus.


Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar stand in entrance of a Biden-Harris marketing campaign bus alongside failed Democratic Home candidate Wendy Davis (C) and Monica Alcántara (R) in a Fb livestream video posted by Salazar on Oct. 20, 2020.
(Fb screenshot/Sheriff Javier Salazar)


Davis replied by lavishing reward on Salazar for his “vitality” and credited him for serving to Democrats up-and-down the poll.

in one other facebook-video from Oct. 5, 2020, the identical trio are seen holding yard indicators of the Democratic candidates and inspiring voters to cease by to select them up. Salazar posted in July 2020 that “4 Salazar votes” had been forged for Alcántara’s re-election marketing campaign for Bexar County Democrats chairwoman, calling her a “pal.”

A couple of days after the 2020 election, Salazar posted an undated picture of himself shaking fingers with Biden alongside his spouse, who was holding Biden’s hand. The caption was, “Congratulations, Mr. President-Elect.”

Salazar has additionally posted a number of different photographs posing with Democrats and expressing help for Democratic candidates.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar
(Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace)

In a photograph posted to Salazar’s official Fb web page earlier this month, Salazar is seen smiling with a bunch of practically a dozen individuals carrying “Beto for Texas” shirts on the San Antonio AFL-CIO Labor Day breakfast, calling the occasion “profitable.”

in one other Fb submit from early SeptemberSalazar inspired his followers to hitch him in blockwalking to help the campaigns of Bexar County District Lawyer Joe Gonzales and Peter Sakai, who’s working for the Bexar County decide place.

Gonzales, who Salazar known as his “companion in crime combating” again in 2020, has made a number of headlines courting again to 2018 when it was reported that the Texas Justice & Public Security PAC, which has acquired over $3 million from liberal billionaire George Soros, was instrumental in serving to Gonzales in his Democratic main and turning into the district lawyer, in response to the Capital Analysis Middle’s “Affect Watch” challenge.


Gonzales can be endorsed by the “Actual Justice PAC,” which was based by far-left Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King.

5 days in the past, Salazar stated in a Fb video alongside Gonzales and Decide Mary Lou Alvarez that he’s supporting them as a result of they’re “good pals” of his and since they’re “nice public servants.”

Salazar’s 2020 Fb album showcasing his endorsements consists of the Texas Organizing Mission (TOP), which he says has been “pivotal” in a number of Democratic races, together with his personal, including that “their help helped me get right here and their help will assist me proceed serving as your Sheriff.” In 2019, TOP acquired a two-year grant of $700K from Soros’ Open Society Coverage Middle for “organizational help,” in response to the group’s third quarter lobbying actions.

In a 2019 Fb submit, Salazar posted a photograph of him with activists from TOP with a caption that stated, “I wish to thank the members of the Texas Organizing Mission that stopped by the Bexar County Sheriff’s Workplace this week. It is at all times a pleasure working with TOP.” In one other submit from 2016, Salazar stated TOP “improves the lives of low and average revenue Texas households by constructing energy by means of group organizing and civic engagement” and included them on his 2016 marketing campaign web site, in response to the Web Archive’s Wayback Machine.

On June 30, 2019, the sheriff posted a photograph posing with two individuals at a gun management march holding indicators that learn, “Disarm hate,” and “Arms are for hugging.”

Florida Gov.  Ron DeSantis responded Tuesday to criticism of him flying migrants to Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis responded Tuesday to criticism of him flying migrants to Martha’s Winery in Massachusetts.

Salazar stated Tuesday that he was opening a felony investigation over migrants who had been “lured” from the Migrant Useful resource Middle beneath “false pretenses” and flown to Florida, the place they had been in the end left to fend for themselves in Martha’s Winery, he stated in a video message to announce the probe.

“Right here we now have 48 individuals which can be already on exhausting occasions. They’re right here legally in our nation at that time,” he stated. “I consider that they had been preyed upon. Any individual got here from out of state, preyed upon these individuals, lured them with guarantees of a greater life, which is totally what they had been in search of.”

DeSantis has stated he’s answerable for two constitution flights that flew Venezuelan migrants from San Antonio to Florida and onward to Martha’s Winery.

Illegal immigrants arrive at Martha's Vineyard Airport on Wednesday, Sept.  14, 2022.

Unlawful immigrants arrive at Martha’s Winery Airport on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022.
(Video obtained by Fox Information)

In an announcement, DeSantis’ workplace stated migrants have been deserted in Bexar County and “left to fend for themselves.”


“Florida gave them a chance to hunt greener pastures in a sanctuary jurisdiction that provided better sources for them, as we anticipated. Until the MA nationwide guard has deserted these people, they’ve been supplied lodging, sustenance, clothes and extra choices to succeed following their unfair enticement into the US, in contrast to the 53 immigrants who died in a truck discovered deserted in Bexar County this June,” the assertion stated, referring to the deaths of 53 migrants present in a locked business in San Antonio truck earlier this yr.

Salazar’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information Digital’s request for remark.

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