Laughably, Newsom is now challenging DeSantis to a debate.
The battle between California Governor Gavin Newsom and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis continues, despite Newsom’s continued failure to gain any traction against his Sunshine State counterpart.
In the wake of the magnificent move by DeSantis to ship 50 migrants to the elite enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, Newsom asked the Department of Justice to look into whether sending migrants to other parts of the country constituted kidnapping or other federal crimes.
In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Newsom asked whether actions by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sending illegal immigrants from their respective states to destinations such as New York City, Washington, D.C. Chicago, and Martha’s Vineyard were illegal.
“Several of the individuals who were transported to Martha’s Vineyard have alleged that a recruiter induced them to accept the offer of travel based on false representations that they would be transported to Boston and would receive expedited access to work authorization,” Newsom wrote. “I urge US DOJ to investigate whether the alleged fraudulent inducement would support charges of kidnapping under relevant state laws.”
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Gov. Gavin Newsom’s “hair gel is interfering with his brain function,” after the California governor requested the Department of Justice investigate Florida, and other states, for potential “kidnapping” crimes by flying out illegal immigrants to other parts of the country.
DeSantis made the remarks at a news conference Friday in Daytona Beach, Florida, one day after Newsom sent a letter asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate whether DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s actions sending illegal immigrants from their states to destinations such as New York City, Washington, D.C. Chicago and Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts are illegal.
…”So the Governor of California sent a letter to the Department of Justice saying, ‘You need to prosecute Texas and Florida Governors.’ And all I can say is, I think his hair gel is interfering with his brain function,” DeSantis said Friday.
DeSantis also indicated he was happy to send the migrants to “greener pastures“.
Speaking at a press conference Thursday, DeSantis criticized President Joe Biden for allowing “millions and millions of people” and illegal drugs, including fentanyl, to enter the U.S. illegally. DeSantis said he would help migrants reach so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions,” states and cities that limit their cooperation with federal authorities to deport immigrants.
“If you have folks that are inclined to think Florida is a good place, our message to them is, we are not a sanctuary state, and it’s better to be able to go to a sanctuary jurisdiction,” he said. “And yes, we will help facilitate that transport for you to be able to go to greener pastures.”
Laughably, Newsom is challenging DeSantis to a debate.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) challenged Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to a debate on Friday, following Democrats’ outrage over DeSantis’s decision to charter two planes of migrants that landed in Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.
…Newsom and DeSantis are both running for reelection this year, and DeSantis is considered a top potential presidential candidate for the GOP in 2024. Speculation has also swirled about Newsom running for the Democratic nomination amid doubts that President Biden will run for a second term.
Given all the serious problems California has, perhaps Newsom would be better off not focusing as much on Florida.DONATE
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