Governor Gavin Newsom sent a letter to Merrick Garland on Thursday asking the Attorney General to investigate the “kidnapping” charges of those involved in Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ attempt to drive illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard. send.
But if sending people out of the state to try and give them a better life is tantamount to “kidnapping,” Newsom has some explaining to do.
In July 2019, SFist published an article criticizing a program called “Homeward Bound,” an initiative initiated by Newsom as mayor of San Francisco in 2004.
The program paid for out-of-town bus tickets, presumably with the destination for friends and family who were willing to take the homeless person.
However, SFist described it as a nicely-named program that masks the fact that it “gives unsheltered San Franciscans a one-way Greyhound bus ticket out of town and asks them to please never come back.”
If expelling people from your state is kidnapping, when will you be charged? pic.twitter.com/zCA5TmjiRw
— Rusty 🎙️ (@rustyweiss74) September 15, 2022
RELATED: Gavin Newsom Requests DOJ To Pursue Kidnapping Charges For DeSantis After Moving Illegal Immigrants To Martha’s Vineyard
New York City did it too
New York City has been like San Francisco
kidnapping driving homeless people from their streets and also out of the city.
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A 2019 report by KUTV 2 News in Salt Lake City claims that individuals filling Utah’s homeless shelters were from the city that never sleeps.
That report was based on a New York Post article claiming that then-Mayor Bill de Blasio “shared his homeless crisis with all corners of America” without informing officials in the receiving areas what they were doing.
OMG!!! NYC secretly exports homeless people to Hawaii and other states without telling them wrist https://t.co/NJBX3wTQYV via @nypmetro
— Janie Johnson – America is exceptional (@jjauthor) October 27, 2019
The Post also notes that unlike DeSantis, who use a budget who had earmarked $12 million to transport “unauthorized aliens” out of the state, De Blasio used $89 million taxpayer-funded programs to pay their rent to stay in the new location.
Do you think ‘class war’ is too strong a term for what happens to the poor?
March: Albany refuses to tax the pied-a-terre penthouses of billionaires who play in town on weekends.
Yesterday: NYC sends homeless New Yorkers out of state.
What would you call it? pic.twitter.com/28Dcbtrgff
— Zohran Kwame Mamdani (@ZohranKMamdani) December 3, 2019
RELATED: Florida Gov. DeSantis joins Abbott, sends two planes carrying illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard
They want DeSantis and Abbott charged with human trafficking
Strange how these refuge towns and their politicians are now outraged that red state governors are sending people who are not only homeless – but have no legal right to be in the country – to their tiny shrines.
A rudimentary Google search indicates that neither Newsom nor de Blasio had been charged with kidnapping.
CA Gov. Newsom asks DOJ to investigate TX & FL bus transportation of migrants across the country and investigate whether these actions may support the “kidnapping” charge. https://t.co/fONEA4JMA7
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 15, 2022
Despite that history, liberals have hit their latest ridiculous talking point – DeSantis and Abbott are guilty of kidnapping, or even “human trafficking.”
Numerous Twitter personalities with blue check marks got the memo and made the same ridiculous accusations time and time again.
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Then do DeSantis. It wasn’t a “stunt”. It was kidnapping and human trafficking.
and charge @repmtg for kicking the 18-year-old.
Friday countdown HERE:https://t.co/7QETkE4ygh pic.twitter.com/8vp8WtLzSC
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) September 16, 2022
BREAKING: Martha’s Vineyard immigration attorney Rachel Self says the DeSantis stunt is kidnapping.
Is that a fair characterization?
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) September 16, 2022
— Nikki Fried (@NikkiFried) September 15, 2022
Are we going to pretend that the Abbott and Desantis governments aren’t involved in human trafficking?!
Yes, they are literally committing crimes with their political game.
— Bakari sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) September 15, 2022
I have to say that one of the underrated and appalling aspects of Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbot working together to do human trafficking is that they purposely keep local officials completely out of the loop, specifically to cause chaos and confusion for everyone involved.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) September 15, 2022
There was no outrage when Newsom sent homeless people from San Francisco. There was no rabid reaction when De Blasio did the same. And then President Biden flew illegal immigrants across the country — Democrat crickets and their media lap dogs.
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