The Left was pretty excited Monday. As you know, their top priority is taking out Gov. Ron DeSantis, even more so now that he’s announced his candidacy. So the walls were really closing in when Gov. Gavin Newsom called flights of illegal immigrants to the sanctuary city of Sacramento, California “kidnapping” and even posted a clip of the state’s criminal code defining the term. Allegedly serious legal minds like Laurence Tribe agreed, saying DeSantis’ silence on the charge was both deafening and damning.
Fortunately, DeSantis kept receipts, including video of migrants signing consent forms:
BREAKING: The Florida Division of Emergency Management has provided video to @townhallcom showing the recent flight of migrants to California was voluntary and migrants expressing their gratitude for the flight.
"We made it to California! Thank God!" one man can be seen saying. pic.twitter.com/tVfLCxGeUP
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 6, 2023
On Wednesday, a reporter asked Karine Jean-Pierre if the White House considered those flights to California illegal imprisonment or kidnapping, and not even the White House was going to take it that far:
REPORTER: "Does the White House has a position on whether Florida sending migrants to California…amounts to false imprisonment and kidnapping?"
KJP: "These political stunts…they're dangerous and they're unacceptable…It doesn't make sense to me!" pic.twitter.com/43vtId8oX2
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) June 7, 2023
How are they dangerous? And isn’t the political stunt making a big noise out of declaring yourself a sanctuary city when you’re nowhere near the border?
I imagine a lot if things don't make sense to her.
— SMOD Makes Everything Better… (@TheOneWhoSmods) June 7, 2023
So the answer is no.
— Only Facts Count (@EndersGameLive) June 7, 2023
California is a sanctuary state. They are invited there 🤐🤐🤐
— Kelly (@DoneWithTheBSX2) June 7, 2023
But the Biden administration flying illegals to upstate New York in the dead of the night is cool?
— Kevin Eyman (@keving7190) June 7, 2023
— LJMorris (@LJMorris123) June 7, 2023
The Obama administration flew illegal immigrants all over the country, getting them taxis to the airport and buying their tickets.
She either lies, or doesn’t answer the question. She’s really bad at this.
— 59Corvette (@59Corvette1) June 7, 2023
Just like it makes no sense to keep letting people pour into our country over the southern border
— Randy Bolton 🇺🇸 (@BoltonRandy) June 7, 2023
Isn't she part of the Administration that started this chicanery, secret flights under cover of darkness into parts unknown, an American public left purposely uninformed. Not so much a stunt but something to get away with. They make me sick.
— Jon (@jnchrswlhlm) June 7, 2023
There are “secret” flights all the time getting illegal immigrants to their intended destination. They get to decide where they want to be relocated, and not surprisingly, a lot of them are choosing big blue cities that welcomed migrants and promised them housing and jobs.
Gov. Gavin Newsom floats ‘kidnapping charges’ against Ron DeSantis https://t.co/RXN9qQGN0d
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 5, 2023