Florida’s mini dictator, DeSantis, has been waging war in his state…war on bathrooms, education, rights, voters, Disney and now he is exporting his ‘jack boots’ to the border.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he’s sending a formidable force, including planes, boats, drones, and more than 1,100 personnel, to help “defend” the border with Mexico. The Republican, who is expected to announce a White House bid within weeks, said the deployment will include 800 members of the Florida National Guard, 200 agents from the state Department of Law Enforcement, 101 state highway patrol troopers, and 20 agents from other state agencies, NBC reports. DeSantis sent around 100 law enforcement officers to the border in a similar move in 2021.
DeSantis said the personnel are being sent to the border for 30 days but extensions are possible. He cited the end of COVID-era Title 42 restrictions at the border, though the change last week was not immediately followed by the expected surge in migrants. “While Biden ignores the crisis he created, Florida stands ready to help Texas respond to this crisis,” he said, per the Hill. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday that he had asked governors to help the state with its “unprecedented border security efforts.” He said DeSantis and Idaho Gov. Brad Little had already offered resources.
“Given the crisis at the border, we decided to send in the cavalry,” said Taryn Fenske, the governor’s communications director. Some of the governor’s critics called the move a “political stunt,” the Miami Herald reports. “What an irresponsible waste of critical state resources by DeSantis for his own performative national politics,” tweeted former GOP Rep. David Jolly.
The problem they are trying to ‘solve’ may be a moot point….for after the crush of immigrants to the border with the end of 42 the amount of immigrants has fallen by 50%.
Here is a thought maybe Texas should spend more time with the border policies and less time fighting individual rights and education and all the other diversions.
But the GOP needs immigrants for it is a rallying point for all the hatred and is doing nothing to move Texas into the 21st century.
Any thoughts on DeSantis’ new move on exporting his ‘troops’?
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Trump on steroids if you want my opinion.
THey say he will make a decision very soon now about 2024….chuq
He is already campaigning.
He may be but it is not official yet but that will change around Memorial Day I think. chuq
Thanx for the mention I appreciate it very much chuq
I think he missed his chance. Trump is widely considered to be the Republican candidate for the next election. Trump might take him on as a potential VP, but he would have to play nice with The Donald.
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DeSantis is too egotistical to accept 2nd best…..when he announces I see his popularity going up….it won’t be long before we will know for sure. chuq