California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom took over Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, discussed former President Donald Trump’s indictment, and talked about President Biden’s fitness for office while sitting down for an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
During his first interview with the conservative network since 2010, Newsom rejected claims of government hypocrisy in the immigrant crisis, asserting there is a difference between the Biden administration flying undocumented immigrants across the country and DeSantis flying them to liberal enclaves like Martha’s Vineyard.
In the clips previewing the Newsom interview with the Fox News host and aired at length Monday (June 12), Newsom called DeSantis’ behavior “a stunt.”
“It’s embarrassing; pathetic,” Newsom said.
Hannity claimed DeSantis acted correctly, pointing out that Florida is not a sanctuary state — compared to the states DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott relocated immigrants to — like New York, Colorado, and Massachusetts, which strongly favor politicians who support open borders.
“Out of the goodness of his heart, he just wanted to help people? Give me a break, Sean,” Newsom replied.
Hannity responded by asking if Biden is held to the same standard as DeSantis.
The host noted that the Biden administration flew countless migrants overnight to Purchase, New York, Allentown and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and other medium-sized cities.
The Fox News host noted that federal flights target smaller airports — referring to how the Biden admin chose Westchester County Airport on the New York-Connecticut route over JFK and LaGuardia, two major airports in the same vicinity.
Newsom said he was working directly with the Biden administration to coordinate flights into his state, suggesting that DeSantis had not informed him of the flights he had just landed in Sacramento.
The California Democrat noted that while Biden’s method was “not perfect… they’re coordinating – and there’s a different spirit.