Gov. DeSantis: Joe Biden deserves honorary Mexican drug cartel membership

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El Patrón, Joe Biden? El Jefe, Joe Biden?

Gov. Ron DeSantis says President Joe Biden has done more to help drug cartels than anyone else.

Florida’s Republican Governor says Biden is violating his oath of office by allowing “massive numbers of people” — he estimates 2.5 million since Biden took office — to cross the border illegally.

“Those border communities are just getting killed down in southern Texas with everything coming in,” DeSantis said. “Honestly, Biden should be given an honorary membership in the Mexican drug cartels, because nobody has done more to help the cartels than Biden with his open border policies.”

The Governor’s comments come as he approaches re-election in November. It also comes as his stock as a 2024 contender continues rising despite brushing off claims that he’ll run for President.

Florida last month joined several Republican-led states in a legal challenge against Title 42, a Donald Trump-era policy allowing officials to fast-track migrant deportations and limit migrant asylum opportunities. Since the policy kicked in in March 2020, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 1.9 million people have been expelled from the county under Title 42, including 647,535 so far in 2022.

“When they open that, you’re going to see a major flood of people going across the southern border,” DeSantis said.

During this year’s Legislative Session, the Legislature passed a bill (SB 1808) to prevent transportation companies from doing business with Florida if the companies participate in programs to transport to Florida people who are in the country illegally. DeSantis said he would sign the bill, which would take effect immediately, in the next couple weeks.

The Governor announced the proposal in December after accusing the federal government of bringing flights to Jacksonville to relocate people he claims were in the country illegally. DeSantis and bill sponsor Sen. Aaron Bean, a Fernandina Beach Republican whose district includes part of Duval County, have said Florida is aware of 78 early-morning flights organized by the federal government carrying immigrants to Jacksonville.

Lawmakers also approved $12 million to transport undocumented immigrants out-of-state. That funding will be available to the Florida Department of Transportation from the moment DeSantis signs the budget until June 30, 2023.

“If Biden is busing illegal aliens into our state, we’re taking those buses and rerouting them to Delaware and other jurisdictions,” DeSantis said.

Renzo Downey

Renzo Downey covers state government for Florida Politics. After graduating from Northwestern University in 2019, Renzo began his reporting career in the Lone Star State, covering state government for the Austin American-Statesman. Shoot Renzo an email at [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @RenzoDowney.


6 comments

  • Sister Superior Lefthook, Saint John Elementary School, Ringside, Florida

    May 18, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    And Governor DeSantis deserves Honorary Membership in Satan’s Sinners Club, as he is a liar in league with the Devil.

    • NFL Conservative

      May 19, 2022 at 10:56 am

      And you are a member of the ‘left wing lunatics’ like this Pro abortion woman who was a witness in a judiciary hearing before Congress that thinks men can have babies and abortions.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i5oMXuwv4b0

  • tom palmer

    May 18, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    That’s a new low, even for DeSantis.

  • Rick Hughes

    May 18, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Thank you governor for looking out for us tax paying Americans
    I am proud to call you my governor

  • Tom

    May 18, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    Sista and Palmer, what a crock of Adam Schiff in a Nancy Pelosi nanny sack for Chuck Schumer.

    What do you call an illegal invasion of illegals crossing the Sw border? How bout the 107,000 thousand overdose death from fentanyl this past year? Our youth Sista! Have you no shame? Sista are you kneeling in any prayer excluding other acts? Do you Manchurians ever repent for social disorder? You cause?

    These scurrilous policies are appalling and this WH and and Dem Congress will be held accountable. America’s Governor is correct.

  • NFL Conservative

    May 19, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    Renzo:

    Where is my post responding to the first comment here which You and FL Politics “monitor” allowed which inferred the Governor is a member of the “satan sinners club” and a “liar in league with the devil?”

    But I am not allowed to respond to that?

    Y’all are shameless censors who do not want to allow a post on anything that doesn’t fit your left wing narrative.

    Freedom of Opinion or political thought does not exist on your so called blog.

    As always as President Reagan said, (despite your deliberate censoring of opinion) “the facts are stubborn things” which is why the Democrats are going to be trounced in November.

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