The Governor of California Threatens the Governor of Florida with Kidnapping Charges
make a statement: to do something that shows your opinion or feelings clearly without words
The governor of California is threatening the governor of Florida with kidnapping charges. How did this political drama begin? Florida recently sent a jet full of migrants to California. It was a political stunt by Governor DeSantis of Florida. This is the second time that DeSantis has done this. Last year he sent migrants to Massachusetts. He wanted to make a statement against immigration by sending them to a liberal state. Some say this is political theater.
Governor Newsom’s threat of charging Governor DeSantis with kidnapping may also be political theater. Both men hope to one day become president. And both men know that how we treat immigrants is important to voters in different ways. Conservatives want to show voters they are tough on illegal immigration. Liberals want to show voters that they are tolerant and kind toward immigrants.
Kidnapping means taking someone against their will from one place to another. If these migrants were tricked into flying to California, it could be kidnapping. While it’s unclear if this is true, using migrants as political pawns to make a statement is disgraceful.
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