Ron DeSantis says U.S. is ‘entitled’ to kill Mexican border crossers suspected of being in ‘drug cartels’

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'You're going to end up stone cold dead at the border.'

Florida’s Governor says the United States has every right to execute people crossing the Mexican border if they seem to be members of “drug cartels.”

During a recent “tele-town hall” with supporters, Gov. Ron DeSantis said the American government is “entitled” to take such action.

“Some of the things that we’ve already highlighted as part of our agenda, our border policy, I’m the only one that’s willing to send the military to the border and to use deadly force against the Mexican drug cartels,” DeSantis said. “We’re entitled to do it. They’re killing tens of thousands of our fellow Americans.”

“And so our message for the Mexican cartels is if you break into our country and you try to run drugs when I’m President, it would be the last thing you do because you’re going to end up stone cold dead at the border.” DeSantis added.

The Governor has vowed to render certain border crossers “stone cold dead” already in the 2024 cycle, including during a June town hall in Hollis, New Hampshire.

“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.

He made the same threat in Texas the same month.

“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.

DeSantis has also suggested drone strikes may be an appropriate cross-border response to illegal crossers from Mexico.

“We will absolutely reserve the right if they’re invading our country and killing our people,” DeSantis said earlier this month in Iowa.

DeSantis has 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.

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


  • Michael K

    September 11, 2023 at 6:46 pm

    Governor Death Sentence strikes again. More death!

  • Thomas Kaspar

    September 11, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    Political spam for the limp .

    • MH/Duuuval

      September 12, 2023 at 8:46 am

      Ron’s message?

    • Virginia

      September 13, 2023 at 4:13 pm

      I don’t think so

  • SteveHC

    September 11, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    DeSantis is either very desperate or VERY stupid. Not sure which. Maybe both.

    • Virginia

      September 13, 2023 at 4:15 pm

      I don’t think you understand the problems it causes American people!!!

      • Michelle

        September 20, 2023 at 12:18 pm

        I hope you do not consider yourself a Christian, Virginia. Killing Latinos at the border isn’t a very Christian thing to do.

  • Rick Whitaker

    September 11, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    keep talking you fool. everytime desantis opens his mouth he loses votes. he’s obviously not mature enough to be governor or president

    • Virginia

      September 13, 2023 at 4:17 pm

      I strongly disagree

      • Michelle

        September 20, 2023 at 12:19 pm

        Tell us why you disagree, Virginia. If you have demonstrable evidence that DeSantis would make a great president, present it.

  • My Take

    September 11, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    He is not dumb.
    He is not just a bum.
    He’s scum.
    Forget the psychologist.
    Call a phychologist.

  • My Take

    September 11, 2023 at 10:15 pm

    “Over 10 years old?
    Carrying anything?
    Yep. SHOOT TO KILL!”

  • Mike

    September 11, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    Can someone tell Me what is “pro life” about that ?

  • Margaret Chrisawn

    September 11, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    MiniMussolini is not “entitled” to do any such thing. No American can cross the border into Mexico brandishing a gun. No American can stand at the border and render any “suspected” member of a cartel “stone cold dead.”

    Not only is this cretin an absolute idiot, he is also utterly depraved. Let’s all hope that Karma takes note of these awful comments of his and soon viisits him and his family in a suitable manner.

  • Kathy

    September 12, 2023 at 7:36 am

    His law license need’s revoked. Anyone that even thinks this way isn’t a lawyer

  • Mad Celt

    September 12, 2023 at 9:37 am

    You do not show your enemy any mercy. Take him out by any means possible. Give his compatriots something to thing about when they try the same thing. If the Mexican govt can’t or won’t fix it, we do it for them.

  • James

    September 12, 2023 at 10:05 am

    Since when can a child sponsor an adult to come into the U.S.? Never. That basically means the parents are committing fraud and invading by having a child here and then staying here. They have absolutely zero rights to stay here.

    Also, slavery was made illegal, so why are tax paying Americans forced to pay taxes for people who have done nothing here and yet get everything for free.

    I call them ‘Poor Royals’. Put them in a prison camp and make them work to pay for all the expenses they have caused. This would put an end to a lot of these illegal activities.

    What about all the houses that these free loaders use to rent to other illegals who fill up the houses with 10 to 50 people. They should be forced to go to a working prison to pay for their crime.

    • My Take

      September 12, 2023 at 11:53 am

      First and big thinģs first.
      Let’s get career criminal Trump into prison first.

  • SkippingDog

    September 12, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    You’d think a governor with a law degree would understand the illegality and unconstitutional nature of his stupid proposal. OTOH, it’s just more red meat for the 80 IQ MAGA nutters.

  • Carole Borkey

    September 12, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Sending troops into a foreign country is normally considered an act of war. Using active troops to enforce civilian law is a violation OF Possee Comitatus (sp) which is a military law he should have learned in the JAG corps. He did enjoy watching the torture sessions at Guantanamo.

  • Carole Borkey

    September 12, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Sending troops into a foreign country is normally considered an act of war. Using active troops to enforce civilian law is a violation OF Possee Comitatus (sp) which is a military law he should have learned in the JAG corps. He did enjoy watching the torture sessions at Guantanamo.

  • Louise

    September 13, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Will these drug cartel people be wearing a sign. How has this man ever got a law degree. He might as well say if you don’t like someone just shot them. He needs to be put in jail not the White house

  • Virginia

    September 13, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Better go back to school, soon

  • Kyle

    September 18, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    The party of “pro-life” and “law-and-order”, ladies and gentlemen.

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