Newsom Calls for US Inquiry Into DeSantis and Migrant Flight to Martha’s Vineyard

Jenavieve Hatch

Gov. Gavin Newsom called Thursday for a U.S. Department of Justice investigation into Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ decision to fly several immigrant families to Martha’s Vineyard.

“This is nothing more than a stunt, but it’s done with the cruel intention to humiliate and dehumanize children no older than the governor’s children themselves,” Newsom said in an interview with The Sacramento Bee editorial board.

“It’s a disgrace, it’s repugnant, and, I would argue, it’s illegal.”

Newsom sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland Thursday, imploring him to investigate any potential criminal or civil violations, particularly any “charges of kidnapping” after alleged “fraudulent inducement.”

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.

Newsom was joined by the Biden Administration, who also spoke out against DeSantis’ political maneuvering. But when asked if they were going to take legal action, said they will refer to the DOJ.

“There’s a legal way of doing this and for managing migrants. Republican governors interfering in that process and using migrants as political pawns is shameful, is reckless, and just plain wrong,” said White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday.

While DeSantis was sending the families to Massachusetts, Texas Governor Greg Abbott sent two buses of immigrant families to Washington, D.C., reportedly to a location close to Vice President Kamala Harris’ D.C. home.

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  1. Loud mout hypocrite. It is ok with the Democrats to flood the border states with illegals overloading their communities and services, but not in my back yard!

  2. Stupid Newscum is at it again! Neveer mind that BiteMeBiden has been flying and busing up to a million illegals all over the country in the dead of night. You can do that if you are a liberal but give them a taste of their own medicine??? Texas and Arizona have been getting the brunt of this illegality since Babbling Biden took over. All Abbott and DeSanis are doing are sending the illegals to “sanctuary” areas.

  3. John the Patriot says

    It would seem that Governor Climate Change would spend more time on matters that are more pressing than a mere fifty illegal immigrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard. Matters in California that include: the homeless crisis, an unreliable energy grid, crime, drug overdose deaths, a severe man made water shortage, and rising gas prices among other things. If any party has “crossed the rubicon of decency” it is the Democraptic Party and leftist pukes like GCC. I hope Gov. DeSantis sends the next plane load of illegal immigrants to GCC’s residence and he could take them all to dinner at the “French Laundry” restaurant.


  5. ‘GREASE’ the movie starring ‘gruesome Newsom!’

    What an idiot.

    When the border is closed, we can talk. Until then keep your ****ing mouth shut!

  6. Interesting that when the wealthy from the North East that have been funding the Socialist / Communist take over of government, suddenly have to see in their neighborhoods the results of their insanity they want to fight back.

    Who do they get? The street corner hooker from Kalif.

  7. Loser Newscum wants to hide the fact that as mayor of San Francisco he was shipping people from his city all over California.

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