"Lying is a Sin" - Did DeSantis Spokeswoman Really Call Miami Archbishop a Liar?

Minha D.

'DeSantis spokeswoman charges Miami archbishop with lying about governor's migration remarks', reads the actual headline of a Feb 16th article by the Catholic News Agency.

What is Happening?

Christina Pushaw press secretary for Florida governor Ron DeSantis recently tweeted “lying is a sin” in reference to a recent add campaign launched by the American Business Immigration Coalition Action.

The campaign is purportedly based on the following quote from the Archbishop,

"At Governor DeSantis’ Monday meeting with a few former Pedro Pan kids in Miami’s Museum of the Cuban Diaspora, he described any comparison of unaccompanied minors from Cuba in the early 60’s with those from Central America today as ‘disgusting’”...This was a new low in the zero-sum politics of our divisive times. Children are children — and no child should be deemed ‘disgusting’ — especially by a public servant,”

DeSantis takes issue with campaign

The Catholic News Agency reports, "The governor of Florida is taking issue with an ad campaign featuring a quote from Archbishop Thomas Wenski criticizing the governor for his views on immigration." The article goes on to discuss the tweet above after which it says of Christina Pushaw, "Pushaw, a Catholic, said that she has “no antipathy toward any religion” and that “Catholics do not have to support illegal immigration or human smuggling.” 

What are your thoughts?

What do you think about this development? Did Christina Pushaw even directly call the Archbishop a liar or was it more of an inference? Was the Archbishop right to criticise the governor? Did he actually even criticise him? I'd like to know your thoughts.

Please let me know what you think in the comments below.

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