Newsom Threatens DeSantis with Kidnapping Charges After Illegal Immigrants Flown to Sacramento

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by Leslie Eastman at

The response to CA Gov. Gavin Newsom’s tweet-screed against Florida’s governor have been overwhelmingly supportive…of Ron DeSantis

I would like to take a moment to recall that moment in history when Sacramento Democrats, drunk on an anti-Trump whine, decided it would be a great idea to declare California a “Sanctuary State.”

State Bill 54 was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown on October 5, 2017, and it created statewide sanctuary for those who may be living in the state as illegal aliens. The new law includes the following provisions:

  • State and local police officers now are prohibited from inquiring about an individual’s immigration status during the routine course of their work.
  • State and local officers are forbidden from holding illegal immigrants until they can be transferred into federal custody.
  • Federal agencies are prohibited from commandeering local authorities to work with immigration agencies and perform the work of immigration agents.

They patted themselves on their back for being tolerant, good, and non-orange.

However, actions have consequences. In the wake of the massive wave of illegal immigrants crashing into our southern borders, other states have decided to take California at its word.

A flight carrying about 20 migrants landed in Sacramento, California, on Monday as state authorities investigated the role Florida had played in transporting them from Texas via New Mexico, according to the California attorney general’s office and news reports.

The migrants carried documents that indicated their transportation involved the state of Florida, the California attorney general’s office said. More than a dozen migrants who arrived on Friday carried similar documentation, the office said.

The administration of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, a Republican seeking his party’s presidential nomination in 2024, last year orchestrated a flight carrying dozens of migrants from Texas to Martha’s Vineyard, a liberal Massachusetts vacation island, which critics called a political stunt.

A political stunt? It seems to me that if California’s leaders are complaining about this move, then the declaration of a “Sanctuary State” is a political stunt…which is now backfiring.

Governor Gavin Newsom is so upset he has accused Florida Ron DeSantis of orchestrating the flight of immigrants and appears to threaten his Florida counterpart with kidnapping charges.

Gov. Gavin Newsom took a jab at Ron DeSantis on Monday, calling for kidnapping charges against the Florida governor after two group of migrants were dropped off in Sacramento.

Newsom took to Twitter saying, “@RonDeSantis you small, pathetic man. This isn’t Martha’s Vineyard. Kidnapping charges?”

He included a screenshot that included a portion of the kidnapping penal code from the California Legislative Information’s website.

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