by Frank Holmes, reporter
Democrats in sanctuary cities are hopping mad about how Republican governors exposed the hypocrisy of their “sanctuary city” policies, and they want the governors who humiliated them put behind bars.
The media report that the Biden administration is already investigating how to make that a reality.
Republican governors Ron DeSantis of Florida, Greg Abbott of Texas, and Steve Ducey of Arizona have sent buses or planes of illegal aliens to deep-blue states and cities like Martha’s Vineyard, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
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The nation sat glued as elite Martha’s Vineyard—a vacation spot for Barack and Michelle Obama, the Kennedy clan, and the wealthiest elites of both coasts—had the National Guard remove 50 illegals from their town in 44 hours. Then they saw Vice President and border czar Kamala Harris turn away busloads of migrants that Abbott shipped to her house.
Finally, Democrats have had enough.
They want this issue to go away… by prosecuting the Republicans who showed them up… possibly for felonies.
“I’m formally requesting the DOJ begin an immediate investigation into these inhumane efforts to use kids as political pawns,” tweeted California Gov. Gavin Newsom last Wednesday.
Newsom called the exodus “morally reprehensible, but it may also be illegal.”
“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,” Newsom wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on September 15.
He’s not alone. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, joined in his call for a federal investigation and possible criminal prosecution of her state’s governor.
“Not only should the federal government enjoin them, take them to court and seek an injunction against this maligning behavior, but they should also determine whether civil or criminal actions need to be taken or whether they violated civil or criminal laws,” she told CNN last Friday. “This is an abomination, and it is unacceptable.”
Asking for the federal government to put the other party in prison is bad. What’s worse is that it appears to be working.
Merrick Garland, who has a history of coordinating “independent” letters requesting that he investigate his political opponents, sprang into action.
I’m formally requesting the DOJ begin an immediate investigation into these inhumane efforts to use kids as political pawns. pic.twitter.com/x2sBa06nSw
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) September 15, 2022
Biden administration Cabinet heads and White House officials met last Friday morning “to discuss a range of pressing immigration issues — including ‘litigation options’ — to respond to GOP governors transporting unauthorized immigrants from the border to other parts of the country,” the left-wing website Axios reported.
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On the other coast, New York City Mayor Eric Adams went public with his own plan to take Gov. Abbott to court on Sunday.
“Our legal team is looking at legal challenges we could do with Texas,” Adams told CBS 2 over the weekend. “We believe there are some options we have, because when you involuntarily place someone on a bus, we believe that actually skates the law.”
He said the 11,000 migrants who entered America’s largest city, which always held itself out as a sanctuary for illegals, stretched his resources “to the breaking point,” even though El Paso had 2,000 illegals cross its city in a single day.
The Left is claiming that these governors lied to illegal immigrants about their destination and about what would happen once they arrived. Evidently, Republicans told the migrants that the sanctuary cities would live up to their promises, instead of deporting them and prosecuting the people who sent them.
MSNBC talking heads have popularized the idea that taking Democrats at their word is deliberate deception and violates federal kidnapping laws. “We need Merrick Garland once again to understand that and bring the full weight and power of the federal government down on these people,” said MSNBC legal “expert” Elie Mystal on Sunday.
Now, a local investigation has been opened.
Bexar County, Texas, Sheriff Javier Salazar, a Democrat, announced Monday night that he’s launched an investigation into whether the Republican governors “lured” the mired into the buses and planes.
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But that doesn’t wash—and it isn’t just Republicans saying so. El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser, a Democrat, said no migrant is sent anywhere they don’t want to go.
“The people are not coming to El Paso. They’re coming to America, and that’s something that’s really important. And we look at them and we talk to them, and say, ‘Where do you want to go and what’s your destination?’” the Democrat said. “And then we will take them and help them get to their destination.”
The Democrats calling for Republicans’ heads all stand to benefit by jailing three of the most popular Republican governors in America. Gavin Newsom has picked a public fight with DeSantis over abortion, and a fundraiser close to Newsom said the Left Coast leftists will “absolutely” announce he’s running for president if Biden isn’t, “no ifs, ands, or buts.”
Worst of all, this continues Democrats’ long history of criminalizing their political opponents, while letting criminals roam the streets… just as long as they aren’t their streets.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”