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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Montana Gov. Steve Bullock attends a town hall at the American Federation of Teachers in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, September 19, 2019. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

AB Leadership Press Releases Ron DeSantis Steve Bullock Monday, Sep 26 2022

ICYMI: MSNBC Gov. Bullock Discusses the Russian and Donor-Backed Company DeSantis Used To Fly Migrants From Texas

Sep 26, 2022

On Saturday, American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair and former Montana Governor Steve Bullock joined Rev. Al Sharpton on PoliticsNation to discuss American Bridge’s research on Vertol Systems, the company Ron DeSantis contracted for his cruel political stunt flying migrants from Texas to Massachusetts. American Bridge uncovered that Vertol Systems has connections to the Russian state. 

According to our research, Vertol has a long history of purchasing military grade helicopters from Russia. They also touted their Russian helicopters in August, long after many companies had pulled out of dealing with Russia. Since the company has come under increased scrutiny, it appears as if they have scrubbed their website deleting any mention of Russia.


“Ron DeSantis is trying every day to become more and more of a mini Trump, and this just shows both DeSantis is a grifter and an apparent sympathizer with Russia … When it comes to sympathizing with Russia, American Bridge research recently sort of dug into Vertol Systems, found that, look, until two weeks ago on their website, they were bragging about being the only American civil company using Russian helicopters. Just a few years ago, they paid over $48 million to a Russian company that the Treasury Department has banned because it’s supporting Russian transgressions against Ukraine,” said American Bridge 21st Century Co-Chair and former Montana Governor Steve Bullock.

Published: Sep 26, 2022

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