Ron DeSantis rips Joe Biden, Congress on abortion, Mexican border security

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Florida's Chief Executive expressed frustration with federal officials at the end of a SW Florida presser.

Florida’s Governor took some time out from his official duties to fume about the failures of federal leadership.

Gov. Ron DeSantis told an audience in Naples that Congress had been derelict in its duty to protect the Mexican-U.S. border, suggesting that “nothing” would happen to increase enforcement actions this year in the wake of the House’s failure to pass a fast-tracked border security bill by the necessary 2/3 supermajority vote.

“They basically capitulated entirely,” DeSantis said at the Florida Gulf Coast University Kapnick Education and Research Center.

“They had an opportunity to insist that (Joe) Biden accept the border. He wanted all the foreign aid and they decided to capitulate. And so he got everything he wants and Republican voters did not get anything with respect to stopping this problem at the southern border,” DeSantis said.

He also had some choice words for President Joe Biden over Tuesday’s campaign stop in Tampa, where the Democrat is addressing reproductive rights and Florida’s recent renunciation thereof.

“Floridians are not buying what Joe Biden is selling, and in November, we’re going to play an instrumental role in sending him back to Delaware where he belongs,” DeSantis vowed.

The Governor said Biden was in Florida to “try to support a constitutional amendment that will mandate abortion up until the moment of birth, that will eliminate parental consent for minors, and that’s written in a way that’s intentionally designed to deceive voters.”

The amendment stipulates that no “law shall prohibit, penalize, delay, or restrict abortion before viability or when necessary to protect the patient’s health, as determined by the patient’s healthcare provider.”

However, it “does not change the Legislature’s constitutional authority to require notification to a parent or guardian before a minor has an abortion,” seemingly contradicting one of the Governor’s arguments.

A.G. Gancarski

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  • Dont Say FLA

    April 23, 2024 at 2:47 pm

    Rhonda’s not wrong about Congress being derelict in their duty regarding the southern border.

    Might I suggest Little Dee talk to the G0P’s Unelected House Speaker Donald Javina Trump about that since the Donzzzzzz is the one who caused the dereliction of duty.

    • Impeach Biden

      April 23, 2024 at 2:55 pm

      You had the House and Senate when Slo Joe was elected, yet did nothing about the southern invasion. Now it’s a hot topic in this election cycle and now you attempt to turn it on the Repubs. The zombies might take the bait, but not the rest of us.

      • Jay Smif

        April 23, 2024 at 3:08 pm

        Fat Hitler Trump had the House and Senate his first two corrupt years in office and didn’t do a damn thing about the border or build his stupid wall. Then he ordered the bipartisan immigration bill dead and the GQP cult laid down and took it. This is all trump’s fault and your cult leader is currently getting DESTROYED in criminal court right now. Embrace the suck, MAGA girl.

        • Impeach Biden

          April 23, 2024 at 3:31 pm

          Just compare the numbers Zombie Jay. Trump started the wall and Biden killed it on day one of his presidency with the stroke of an executive order. Now do you want to talk about the Border Czar, Ka Mana, and her absolute failure as well? Then we can bring impeached Mayorkas into the conversation. Biden’s border policy, like his foreign policy, like his economic policy has been a complete disaster.

          • Facts

            April 23, 2024 at 4:02 pm

            You’re changing the subject from your own subject, which was why a party in power in both Congress and the presidency does nothing. The answer is the same for both, in fact: the problem requires bipartisan solutions. And this year only one (1) person stopped that from happening, for his own perceived self-interest politically. Shameful.

  • MH/Duuuval

    April 23, 2024 at 2:49 pm

    Oklahoma Senator James Lankford would beg to differ with the Governor. Lankford left a recent meeting believing a fair compromise on the border had been reached, but DJT wanted the issue to still be on the front burner in Nov. and his minions in the House and Senate follow suit. Does Dee believe Florida voters are all MAGA-brain deficient?

  • Joe

    April 23, 2024 at 2:50 pm

    Waah waah waah, Tiny D. But sure, keep on parroting the lies that Casey and Donald feed you, it’s really working well for you!

  • Ron Forrest Ron

    April 23, 2024 at 2:52 pm

    How much longer until Mrs Rhonda aborts her marriage to Little Dee now that his goosed got cooked until it was a lame duck that will take a little longer than two more years to quack croak?

    Oh, that’ll be two more years, I bet. Just as soon as she needs a new place to stay.

  • Kathy

    April 23, 2024 at 3:06 pm

    Why do MAGA gop lie about women’s rights to healthcare. No one is asking for an abortion up until the moment of birth. That doesn’t even make sense. The fear tactics of these whit fascists is ridiculous. Quit lying

  • What’s wrong with this picture?

    April 23, 2024 at 3:53 pm

    The President of the United States comes to Fla. and gives a significant speech on the negative example our state is setting for the rest of the country when it comes to women’s freedom – and it yields a paltry 21 words. Yet the broken record of a governor gets hundreds(!) of words of reporting in this article. Why?

    • MH/Duuuval

      April 23, 2024 at 7:59 pm

      Ultimately, actions are louder than words or the volume of words. MAGAs are for suppressing and controlling women’s bodies albeit in the name of “principle.”

      It should only take three words for Biden to put across his point: Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, and Karen.

  • Abram Nicholson

    April 23, 2024 at 7:56 pm

    DeSantis is as much a scumbag as trump. Thinks he is some kind of God, but really just an arrogant scumbag.

  • History

    April 23, 2024 at 8:44 pm

    The history of Spanish America. Like Texas,, Florida and California
    But really, . Like all land that was forced out of native hands plus the set date is 2050 . I wonder if English language will change with the new majority’s

  • Ocean Joe

    April 24, 2024 at 6:05 am

    If anybody needs proof Trump is only concerned about himself, his stunt derailing the bipartisan border bill says it all.

    But nobody needs proof of his malignant narcissism. Then again, if what you care about is screwing over poor and middle class folks so the wealthy can get a tax cut, or abandoning allies to the Russians and Chinese, or letting government control a woman’s reproductive rights, or preaching morality while engaging in threesomes, then Trump is the perfect leader of the Republican party.

    • MH/Duuuval

      April 24, 2024 at 9:10 am

      OJ has hit the mark: Trump is playing to the peanut gallery — us working stiffs — while shoveling tax benefits and other graft to the ultra-wealthy. This won’t end well, unless one prefers autocracy.

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