The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, lashed out at Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has accused DeSantis of “taking repressive, inhumane measures against migrants in Florida because he wants to be a candidate” for president. DeSantis has been building a presidential campaign but has yet to formally enter the Republican primary.
“You have this Mexican president, he’s criticizing Florida for enacting laws against illegal immigration. It’s like, he’s got a disaster on his hands,” DeSantis said.
“He’s got cartels that are totally out of control that are running his country. And all the millions of people coming into our country, they’re all going through his country. I mean, what kind of a country just allows people by the millions to just traverse through like that?” he continued.
Gov. Ron DeSantis stated about the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, a crossing he said he would close and resume work on former President Donald Trump’s border wall to halt the influx of asylum seekers (in case he becomes the new President of the United States).
“The border should be shut down. I mean, this is ridiculous what’s going on? You shut it down. You do need to construct a wall,” the governor said during a news conference in Fort Myers.
DeSantis even offered to send workers from Florida to the border to do the construction. “We’ll get it done,” he said.
“We also need to just have a policy: If you come across the border illegally, you get sent back. You don’t get a notice to appear for a trial in two years. What kind of a deterrent is that? It doesn’t work,” the governor continued.
“We also have to come to terms with all the amount of fentanyl that’s coming into our country because of this border. And who’s doing it, it’s these Mexican drug cartels. They need to be held accountable. We can’t just let our people die,” he concluded.