(Los Angeles) Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday threatened to sue his Florida representative, Republican Ron DeSantis, for “kidnapping.”
A candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, Mr. DeSantis has been leading a policy of shifting immigrants to the Democratic Party for months as a sign of opposition to the immigration policy led by Democratic President Joe Biden.
It is noteworthy that last September the Florida governor airlifted 48 migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard Island, a popular vacation spot for American high society located in Massachusetts (northeast).
He then signed legislation in February allowing his administration to deport illegal immigrants, including those living outside of Florida, to another state.
“Ron DeSantis, pathetic little man,” Gavin Newsom tweeted. “This is not Martha’s Vineyard. Alleged kidnapping? He added, along with a screenshot of the California State Law Section on Kidnapping.
State Attorney General Rob Bonda announced on Saturday that he was opening an investigation into the arrival of the immigrants, saying they had “documentation that is due from the Florida government.”
“We are examining the possibility of initiating criminal or civil legal action against those who trafficked or organized the transport of these vulnerable migrants,” he added.
The first group of migrants from Colombia and Venezuela arrived on Friday, while a second group, mainly from Venezuela, landed on Monday, US media reported.
Reached by AFP, Ron DeSantis’ team did not immediately respond.
Immigrants who arrived on Martha’s Vineyard in September were flown in with false promises of employment, according to a Justice Department investigation, the newspaper reported. Miami Herald.