Officials were investigating Tuesday whether Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was behind a flight that picked up asylum seekers on the Texas border and flew them — apparently without their knowledge — to California’s capital, where faith-based groups scrambled to find housing and food for them.
About 20 people ranging in age from 21 to 30 were flown by private jet to Sacramento on Monday, California Attorney General Rob Bonta said. It was the second such flight in four days.
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg and faith-based groups who have been assisting the migrants scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning.
Meanwhile, California Gov. Gavin Newsom lashed out at DeSantis on Twitter, calling him a “small, pathetic man” and suggesting that his state could pursue kidnapping charges.