California Gov. Gavin Newsom called on the Department of Justice to charge Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with kidnapping for sending illegal immigrants to other parts of the country.
Governors Abbott and DeSantis have been sending illegal immigrants who have illegally crossed the U.S. border to Sanctuary Cities Chicago, Martha’s Vineyard, Washington D.C. and New York City. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott even sent two buses of immigrants to Washington, D.C. to Vice President Kamala Harris’ D.C. home.
This sparked outrage from Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot who “slammed rival Abbott on several occasions for not having ‘any morals, humanity or shame,'” the Daily Mail reported. Lightfoot then sent the illegal immigrants to neighboring Republican suburbs.
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, the Sacramento Bee reported.
I’m formally requesting the DOJ begin an immediate investigation into these inhumane efforts to use kids as political pawns. pic.twitter.com/x2sBa06nSw
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 15, 2022
“Its disgraceful, it’s repugnant and it’s illegal,” Newsom told the Bee.
But none of the Sanctuary city mayors or Newsom acknowledge that the Biden administration has been sending illegal immigrants around the country on planes in the middle of the night, and dumping them off to fend for themselves.
The Bee continued:
Newsom called DeSantis and his fellow GOP governors “functional authoritarians,” and said that the Republican Party “has crossed the rubicon of any decency.” The decision to fly the families to Martha’s Vineyard – the small, posh island off the coast of Massachusetts – was simply to “transport illegal immigrants to sanctuary destinations,” Taryn Fenske, DeSantis’ communications director, said on Wednesday. Earlier this year, DeSantis advocated the Republican-led Florida Legislature to set aside $12 million for this exact purpose.
The lack of self-awareness of the Sanctuary City Mayors and Gov. Newsom is striking. Their fabricated concern for the welfare of the illegal immigrants only surfaced when Governors Abbott and DeSantis started sending them to cities around the country.
And notably, not one of the Sanctuary City Mayors or Gov. Newsom has actually addressed the millions of illegal immigrants who have crossed the southern border. Instead they aimed their dishonest judgement at DeSantis and Abbott for what they claim is a “humanitarian crisis.” But apparently it’s not enough of a “humanitarian crisis” to stop the flow of illegal immigrants at the border.
Gov. DeSantis slammed Democrats and the “sanctuary jurisdictions” they run for going “berserk” over his move to ship dozens of migrants out of his state to Martha’s Vineyard — and accused them of engaging in phony “virtue signaling,” the New York Post reported.
The GOP is “100 percent” a threat to democracy, Newsom said, adding to the intentional hyperbole of the left trying to paint Republicans as modern day war criminals. The election “is a profound and existential moment” for the Democratic party. “Democracy is at risk with functional authoritarians,” Newsom said of the GOP on Thursday.
“The true emergency is on our nation’s southern border—not in our nation’s capital—where small Texas border towns are overrun and overwhelmed by hundreds of migrants every single day as the Biden Administration dumps them in their communities,” Abbott’s press secretary Renae Eze said in a statement to The Texas Tribune. “Instead of fearmongering and complaining about a few thousand migrants in her sanctuary city, Mayor Bowser should call on President Biden to do his job and secure the border—something the President continues failing to do.”
So who is the real threat to Democracy – the Republican Governors who now have the attention of the nation of the actual humanitarian crisis, which is at the border, or the Biden Administration which has rolled out the red carpet to more than 2 million illegal immigrants just this fiscal year, and nearly 4 million total since Biden was elected? Where do the Biden Administration and Democrats think these people will go – and do they even care, or is this just another way to destabilize the United States, which appears to be their goal?