Democrats demand Biden DOJ investigate Gov. DeSantis for ‘kidnapping,’ other federal crimes over sending migrants to Martha’s Vineyard

Democrats nationwide have been lashing out in a fit of rage against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) after he exposed the fraudulent hypocrisy of so-called “sanctuary city” jurisdictions when he arranged for two flights of voluntary illegal migrants to be dropped off in the ultra-wealthy and overwhelmingly liberal Massachusetts island enclave of Martha’s Vineyard.

The Democratic rhetoric against DeSantis has been as extreme as it is absurd, and includes his California counterpart, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), urging the Justice Department to investigate the Florida governor for alleged “kidnapping” and a “civil rights conspiracy,” Breitbart reported.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the call for a DOJ investigation of DeSantis was echoed by his current political rival and Democratic gubernatorial challenger, Charlie Crist, who is otherwise facing an exceptionally steep climb in his bid to unseat the incredibly popular Sunshine State governor.

Kidnapping, RICO charges, civil rights violations

In a letter addressed to Attorney General Merrick Garland last week, which Gov. Newsom shared on Twitter, he wrote, “Like millions of Americans, I have been horrified at the images of migrants being shipped on buses and planes across the country to be used as political props. Clearly, transporting families, including children, across state lines under false pretenses is morally reprehensible, but it may also be illegal.”

Newsom recounted unverified claims that some of the illegal migrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard may have been misled with “false presentations” about exactly where they were headed and what would be waiting for them when they arrived. Newsom asserted, “The interstate travel at issue provides a basis for federal jurisdiction over this matter.”

“Accordingly, I strongly urge the U.S. Department of Justice (US DOJ) to open an investigation into possible criminal or civil violations of federal law based on this alleged fraudulent scheme,” he continued. “In particular, I urge US DOJ to investigate whether the alleged fraudulent inducement would support charges of kidnapping under relevant state laws, which could serve as a predicate offense for charges under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) provisions of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970.”

As if the allegations of kidnapping and RICO violations weren’t ridiculous enough, Newsom further baselessly alleged that the illegal migrants had been specifically targeted “based on their national origin — Venezuela — in a supposed effort to “humiliate and dehumanize” them, and as such could constitute a “civil rights conspiracy” to violate their “right to equal protection under the law.”

Crist slams DeSantis as “disgusting and vile,” agrees with call for DOJ probe

Business Insider reported that Crist was asked during a press conference last week whether the DOJ should investigate his political opponent in relation to the Martha’s Vineyard situation, to which Crist replied, “That sounds appropriate to me. Justice needs to be served here.”

Crist went on to compare DeSantis to the late Cuban communist dictator Fidel Castro and accused his opponent of shipping migrants around the country “like they’re animals, like they’re cattle.” He further asserted that DeSantis had acted in a “disgusting and vile” manner and was “on the wrong side of history” and that this incident only exemplified “why we need a change” in state leadership.

Of course, DeSantis has defended his actions as entirely appropriate and nothing more than helping to facilitate the movement of illegal migrants — who he is prohibited from deporting from the country — to so-called “sanctuary” jurisdictions that have vowed to care for and protect illegal migrants.

However, the governor explained, all of the talk from Democrats about providing said sanctuary was little more than fraudulent “virtue-signaling,” given that “the minute even a small fraction of what those border towns deal with every day is brought to their front door, they all of a sudden go berserk.”

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