Ron DeSantis doubles down on threat to execute drug cartel members who illegally cross Southern border

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'They're going to end up stone cold dead.'

Ron DeSantis continues to reveal his aggressive plan to mitigate Mexican border crossings.

During a town hall in Hollis, New Hampshire, the Florida Governor redoubled his vow to render certain people crossing the border into Texas “stone cold dead.”

“If these cartels are breaking into a wall and cutting a piece out of the wall and moving product in, that’s going to be the last thing that those people have ever done because they’re going to end up stone-cold dead,” DeSantis said to applause.

The “stone-cold dead” comments essentially reiterated remarks he made Monday in Eagle Pass, Texas.

“If somebody were breaking into your house to do something bad, you would respond with force. Yet why don’t we do that at the Southern border? So if the cartels are cutting through the border wall, trying to run product into this country, they’re going to end up stone-cold dead as a result of that bad decision,” DeSantis declared.

“And if you do that one time, you’re not going to see them mess with our wall ever again,” he said in Texas.

In addition to doubling down on his promise to execute border crossers suspected of drug possession, the Governor also told the New Hampshire crowd that “harm” would come to cities due to illegal immigration.

“I think when you look at the number of criminal aliens that have come in, people on the terror watch list, as much as I hate to say this, I think you will end up having some real harm done from some of these people to some of our communities,” DeSantis said.

“I don’t know about tomorrow, next week, two weeks, but eventually that’s going to happen. The chickens are going to come home to roost.”

DeSantis’ comments come a day after his presidential campaign announced an aggressive immigration agenda that includes completing the border wall, sending U.S. troops into Mexico to combat cartels, and ending birthright citizenship — the guarantee that those physically born in the United States are granted citizenship, regardless of whether their parents are U.S. citizens.

The sweeping plan, the Florida Governor’s first detailed policy release as a 2024 contender, represents a long-established wish list of Republican immigration proposals that largely mirrors Trump’s policies. Much of DeSantis’ plan faces tall odds, requiring the reversal of legal precedents, approval from other countries or even an amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The DeSantis campaign has promised to release more detailed policy rollouts in the coming weeks. But in leading with immigration, the two-term Florida Governor is prioritizing a divisive issue that has long been a focus of the GOP’s most conservative voters. The pro-immigrant group America’s Voice condemned DeSantis for making “invasion” references that have been used by white supremacists.


The Associated Press contributed to this post. Republished with permission.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Linwood Wright

    June 27, 2023 at 10:41 am

    No trial? No due process? Just straight up murder anybody you *suspect* is a cartel member?

    OK tough guy. Whatever.

    And some of you are wondering why a lot of us absolutely know in our hearts that this guy is a fvcking fascist.

    • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

      June 27, 2023 at 10:59 am


  • Teressa Pridemore

    June 27, 2023 at 10:54 am

    I think this is the best thing to happen to those criminals. You go governor. So proud of this decision.

    • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

      June 27, 2023 at 10:59 am

      You Rock T.

    • Tjb

      June 27, 2023 at 10:59 am

      I wonder how many innocent folks crossing the border will be shot by mistake? DeSantis is encouraging murder.

      • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

        June 27, 2023 at 11:10 am


    • Mother Superior Slapshot, Bishop Hedman Academy

      June 27, 2023 at 2:21 pm

      My goodness Miss Teressa Pridemore, you are getting ahead of yourself with your use of the present tense. When you say, “…this is the best thing to happen to those criminals,” it indicates you believe the shooting has already begun, dear, and it has not. In our schools, yes, but not at the border. And “You go governor. So proud of this decision,” well, that my dear is self-cancelling, because while you do correctly identify him as a governor, you fail to understand that he is not the President, and he is only promising to shoot people when he becomes president, so “this decision” has yet to happen and will only happen if he becomes President. Nevertheless we all appreciate your input, regardless of how confused and confusing it might be, bless your heart.

      • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

        June 27, 2023 at 3:30 pm


  • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

    June 27, 2023 at 10:58 am

    Good morning America,
    Why would anyone in their right mind think for one second that those who choose to bring in killer fyentanal, killer meth, sex slaves, and all the other bad stuff should not be rendered “Grave Yard Dead” right there where they stand? That is how they brought the simmillar gangs of killers in The Phillipieans under control. Grave Yard Dead and let the buzzards pick their bones where they fell as a powerful warning to all. We got no time for frivolaties such as jail, courts, judges, prison, deporting them back to Mexico. Fool that crap costs money which Americans are just not gonna get the bill for.
    Grave Yard Dead right where they stand – then get in the boarder patrol truck and drive the $ff away
    Buzzard Food nothing more nothing less.
    Great job there The Ronald. You have the full faith and confidence support of me, Earl Pitts American, and my countless millions of fans Nation Wide.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American

    • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

      June 27, 2023 at 11:08 am

      And further more America,

      And to keep costs down:
      One or two .22 cal rounds to the gourd. Probaly Cost The Great American Tax Payors around a quarter, maybe less, considering we buy our ammo in bulk.
      Thank you America,

    • Dont Say FLA

      June 28, 2023 at 8:16 am

      Earl you a smart guy, so you know elimination of the supply side of any widget does not reduce demand for that widget.

      Reduced widget supply, in fact, you know, increases demand for that widget.

      With the supply of all the ethyl methyl bad stuff cut off, what is Rhonda’s plan for all the people in USA demanding “killer fyentanal, killer meth, sex slaves, and all the other bad stuff” who will be demanding those things, as Rhonda likes to say, “now more than ever?”

  • Don't Say FLA

    June 27, 2023 at 11:43 am

    Rhonda if they’re cutting a hole in some border wall to come into USA and you kill them, you’ve just killed somebody in Mexico. Big talk from Litler, but it amounts to nada. It’s a confession Rhonda won’t do anything about immigration. And that’s because billionaires don’t want illegal immigration to be “solved.” Illegal immigration IS their solution!

    • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

      June 27, 2023 at 3:31 pm


      • Dont Say FLA

        June 28, 2023 at 8:20 am

        Earl I will gladly accept your chastisement if it means you read what I wrote. I hope you will remember that whenever Ron or some other GOP promises to “solve” illegal immigration, it’s an admission that illegal immigration IS the solution. And the problem? The problem is poor whites, aka today’s n_____s, which explains why Rhonda is so anti-woke. If the poor whites get woke, they’ll realize they are, themselves, today’s n_____s.

  • Joe

    June 27, 2023 at 11:46 am

    This guy is obsessed with literally killing people — something is seriously wrong with him and anyone who thinks he is a normal presidential candidate.

    • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

      June 27, 2023 at 3:32 pm


    • Dont Say FLA

      June 28, 2023 at 8:21 am

      I wonder, will Rhonda be yelling about public stonings for drag queens and abortioners while Elon’s Yacht sinks down under with Rhonda on it?

  • PeterH

    June 27, 2023 at 11:57 am

    Fun Fact:
    As the crowd of MAGA terrorist stormed the Capitol Building on January 6th……Republican Lindsey Graham instructed the Capitol Police to “just shoot the intruders….. that’s what your paid to do ….. just shoot them!”
    Fat head politicians like DeSantis and Graham won’t commit the act of murder themselves….. but have no problem telling others to do the deed. Let’s remember that Hitler directed his public servants to murder 6 million Jews.

    • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

      June 27, 2023 at 3:32 pm


    • Dont Say Ladies First

      June 28, 2023 at 8:25 am

      MAGA J6

      “They won’t shoot a woman. I’ll bet Ashely’s life on it.”


      Yes, yes, the USA’s MAGA Men. Those guys are USA’s “real men.”

      MAGA Men are such many men and are so chivalrous that their official motto is “Ladies first.” And Stupid Rhonda thinks they are talking about him.

  • Michael K

    June 27, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    More death! Governor DeathSentence is an earned title, but hardly honorific. Horrific, yes.

    • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

      June 27, 2023 at 3:33 pm


  • Bill Pollard

    June 27, 2023 at 2:08 pm

    The stuff DeSantis is doing sounds much like what Benito Mussolini attempted in Italy in the 1920s to 1940s. Mussolini was not much interested in seeing due process of law carried out. He was nicknamed Il Duce. Maybe we should call DeSantis Il Duce 2.

    • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

      June 27, 2023 at 3:33 pm


  • M. Mouse

    June 27, 2023 at 2:10 pm

    Tough guy DeSantis couldn’t kill a mouse. Tried, failed.

    • Earl Pitts "Border Expert" American

      June 27, 2023 at 3:40 pm

      Good afternoon Mickey,
      Mickey could you please send some child support money to Minnie? She’s desperate to get some milk for your latest litter of mousekeeters. And please stay away from Hunter Biden’s house Mickey that guy is bad news. I know you said you guys just like to rub weiners together but Mickey that is not the example you should be setting as a mouskeeteer father.
      Thank uou mickey,

      • Ed Slaveen Worldwide 👍

        June 28, 2023 at 11:10 am

        👆 Report Earl to Florida Politics for being a neo nazi troll and anti-government bomber whacko.

  • Dan

    June 27, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    When asked about letting police murder suspected drug smugglers and dealers, he said “Do your duty, and if in the process you kill 1,000 persons because you were doing your duty, I will protect you,”

    “If you know of any addicts, go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents to do it would be too painful,”

    Desantis or Duterte?

    I remember asking my 80yr old filipina mother in law, the sweetest lady ever, what she thought about this when the news had a video of an 18yr old policemen executing a 16yr old on the street that they had suspected of being a drug dealer. Her response, “Well, the president has to clean up the drug problem somehow”. And went back to making lumpia and humming some church song.

    This is where we’re going. Some 12yr child old climbs a fence and an 18yr old with his 3 months of border-guard “training” shoots him in the face – totally fine. Kid might have been a drug smuggler.

  • Ed Slaveen Nation Wide 👍

    June 28, 2023 at 11:09 am

    That’s too bad he can’t do anything he promises to do. What idiot would vote for such a phoney?

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