Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is one of the favorites to nab the 2024 GOP nomination, though former President Donald Trump holds a significant lead according to most polls.
It’s no surprise that leading Democrats across the nation have a problem with DeSantis, especially when it comes to Ron’s hard-nosed stance on illegal immigration.
This includes California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who suggested charging the Sunshine State leader with a crime.
It comes immediately after DeSantis arranged for South American migrant flights to land in Sacramento; it was part of Florida’s migrant relocation initiative.
This is only the latest maneuver to get undocumented migrants out of Florida, as DeSantis received national scrutiny last year for flying migrants from Texas to the wealthy playland of Martha’s Vineyard.
Now, DeSantis is sending some California’s way — and as a sanctuary state, some assumed Newsom wouldn’t have a problem.
But he has a big problem (from Fox News):
California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom escalated his feud with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday, appearing to threaten DeSantis with kidnapping charges over South American migrant flights to Sacramento.
Newsom cited California kidnapping laws in a tweet sent Monday that called the Florida governor and 2024 GOP presidential candidate a ‘small, pathetic man.’
Newsom said on Twitter that “this isn’t Martha’s Vineyard,” then followed that up with “kidnapping charges?”
The California leader claims the migrants arrived at the doorstep of a local Sacramento church “without any advance warning.”
Another plane carrying 20 more migrants arrived a bit later, and both planes were flown by the same contractor and were carrying documents that linked Florida to the relocation move.
Newsom said in a statement:
My Administration is also working with the California Department of Justice to investigate the circumstances around who paid for the group’s travel and whether the individuals orchestrating this trip misled anyone with false promises or have violated any criminal laws, including kidnapping.
California Attorney General Rob Bonta echoed this, by saying his office is “evaluating potential criminal or civil action against those who transported or arranged for the transport of these vulnerable immigrants.”
None of this is likely to stop DeSantis, though, as he continues to fight against the worsening border crisis.
Last year, the Florida Governor signed the “Unauthorized Alien Transport Program,” which ships illegal migrants to states with sanctuary city policies. This was funded by a $12 million grant.
Texas took similar steps at the time, to send a message to Democrats and those who seem to have no problem with millions of illegal travelers flooding into our country every year.
Newsom and others have ignored or downplayed this crisis, and simply accuse anyone of saying it’s a problem of “racism” or “xenophobia.”
On the flip side, those who care about the safety, security, and integrity of the nation would simply like to see existing immigration and citizenship law followed and enforced.
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom suggested hitting Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with “kidnapping charges.”
- This is in response to Florida shipping more illegal migrants to California, which Newsom said happened “without any advance warning.”
- Last year, DeSantis signed the “Unauthorized Alien Transport Program,” which targets blue states and cities.
Source: Fox News