California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) accused Florida Gov Ron DeSantis (R) of “kidnapping” 16 migrants who were flown from New Mexico to Sacramento allegedly without advance preparation for their arrival.
According to the Los Angeles Times, “The 16 migrants from Venezuela and Colombia were initially transported by bus from El Paso to New Mexico, where they boarded the flight to Sacramento, officials said. They were dropped off at the doorstep of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento on Friday.”
California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a statement on Saturday accusing the state government of Florida of being behind the transfer of the migrants, who initially crossed the U.S. border in Texas.
Last fall, DeSantis sent a planeload of migrants to Martha’s Vineyard, the offshore haven for the Democrat elite. The island, unable to accommodate the migrants despite the proliferation of political signs welcoming immigrants to the country, relocated the migrants to a shelter on a mainland military base within 24 hours.
Newsom accused DeSantis of kidnapping on Monday:
.@RonDeSantis you small, pathetic man.
This isn’t Martha’s Vineyard.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 5, 2023
Not only did the epically incompetent governor Newsom not address the underlying migrant issue, or California’s generous welfare policies toward illegals, but The Times noted that California authorities have yet to release documents proving Florida was even involved; the migrants never entered Florida.