Other illegals shown in the footage laud the way they were treated, saying, in Spanish, that they had been treated “super well.” Newsom referred to DeSantis as a “small, pathetic man” in a Twitter post published Monday.
BREAKING: Florida officials confirm to @FoxNews that FL flew migrants to California. They say the migrants went voluntarily, gave verbal & written consent, & provided video appearing to show migrants signing waivers, celebrating as they arrive, & saying they were treated well. pic.twitter.com/2RYYqVEjqD— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) June 6, 2023
The Florida Department of Emergency Management defended the state’s program to relocate illegals in response to Newsom’s allegations, asserting that the individuals transported were moved on a purely voluntary basis. The agency contracted with a group that works with the federal government to provide services to illegals. In a statement, FLDEM questioned why Newsom targeted Florida’s program without mentioning similar programs run by Democrats. “Florida’s voluntary relocation is precisely that — voluntary,” said the statement, posted to Twitter by Julio Rosas, senior writer for Townhall. [firefly_poll] “From left-leaning mayors in El Paso, Texas, and Denver, Colorado, the relocation of those illegally crossing the United States border is not new. But suddenly, when Florida sends illegal aliens to a sanctuary city, it’s false imprisonment and kidnapping.”
.@RonDeSantis you small, pathetic man.This isn’t Martha’s Vineyard. Kidnapping charges? Read the following. https://t.co/kvuxe8Fb6F pic.twitter.com/KyE1lJiIYo — Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 5, 2023
In a 2018 tweet directed at then-President Donald Trump, Newsom defended California’s status as a “sanctuary state” for illegal aliens.
Story with more details ——> https://t.co/iMeTPVAQEbStatement from FL’s Division of Emergency Management: As you can see from this video, Florida’s voluntary relocation is precisely that – voluntary. Through verbal and written consent, these volunteers indicated they wanted to… — Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 6, 2023
More than 2 million illegal aliens live in California — the most of any state in the union, according to Pew Research. [ic_related] California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Sunday announced he was investigating Florida’s relocation program after a group of illegals arrived in Sacramento on a chartered flight on Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. A second group was flown into Sacramento on Monday. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Let me be clear, @realDonaldTrump: California is a sanctuary state. We believe in the power of diversity. We have defied and resisted the xenophobic, hateful policies of your administration at every turn. We will do it again.https://t.co/HjaXaABzzC— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) January 19, 2018