Ron DeSantis renews warning of migrant terror attacks on Joe Biden’s watch

Ron DeSantis
'How could you have that many people and not have some people that are hostile?'

Florida’s Governor is arguing anew that the porous border with Mexico will lead to terror attacks on American soil.

Gov. Ron DeSantis painted a bleak picture of inevitable terrorism from foreign nationals given the sheer mass of them entering the country during the Joe Biden era.

“You have an administration who won’t faithfully execute the law,” the Governor told a Central Florida audience.

DeSantis was speaking at an infrastructure event hosted at Umatilla’s Caldwell Park Community Building.

“I was asked last night: ‘You’ve had 10, 11 million come in illegally since 2019. What are the odds … that there will end up being a terrorist attack as a result?’ I think there will be,” DeSantis said.

“How could you have that many people and not have some people that are hostile? And when you talk about 10 million, you’re saying if only, like, 0.1% are bad that’s going to cause havoc. And we know there’s obviously more problems than that. So I think from a security perspective, it’s a big deal.”

DeSantis made similar comments on Fox News Monday night, as he alluded to, telling host Sean Hannity that it was “inevitable there will be a terrorist attack linked to people who crossed the border during Biden’s presidency,” saying that “so many millions of people” from “hostile countries” such as China, Iran, and “other places the Middle East” were likely malefactors.

Such comments were also a staple of the DeSantis presidential campaign.

“You end up having people, we don’t know who they are. There’s Russians coming in across the border, there’s Iranians coming across, there’s Chinese coming across. I look at it and say, ‘Is there any way possible that we don’t have a terrorist attack in the future that can be linked to somebody across the border?'” DeSantis said in an episode of the Glenn Beck podcast that was posted Saturday.

The Governor has struck these alarmist themes recently in an attempt to make the border issue work for his presidential campaign.

DeSantis, addressing supporters at a Never Back Down town hall event in Red Oak, Iowa, on Sept. 16, cited Democratic New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ words as proof that aggressive enforcement needs to happen at the U.S.-Mexican border.

If it doesn’t, DeSantis expects a terror attack like that on Sept. 11, 2001.

“You look at what’s happening in New York City. You actually have the Mayor now of New York City, a liberal Mayor having to say that this open border is destroying the city because it is. You can’t do this. So, we see just the sheer number of people is too much,” DeSantis said.

He went on to justify using “deadly force” against intruders with “hostile intent” such as alleged “cartel” members to “leave them stone cold dead at the border.”

DeSantis was in New York that week for Sept. 11 commemorations, which led him to renew his prediction that the porous southern border could lead to a 9/11-style terror attack.

“I would say that with Biden’s open border, there’s going to be someone that came through that border that will eventually commit a terrorist attack in the United States of America. I hope I’m wrong about that. But I think I’m right, and I think that that’s likely to happen.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


31 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    June 25, 2024 at 11:44 am

    Not a question of if but when it will happen. Joe’s open border policy is to blame. How soon we forget 9-11.

    • TJC

      June 25, 2024 at 12:11 pm

      Bullshit.

      • Impeach Biden

        June 25, 2024 at 12:20 pm

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      • Paul Passarelli

        June 25, 2024 at 8:13 pm

        What a sophisticated reply.
        NOT!

        • TJC

          June 26, 2024 at 12:39 pm

          Bullshit.

          • Paul Passarelli

            June 26, 2024 at 3:09 pm

            You should see a doctor to discuss that nervous twitch.

    • Jojo

      July 3, 2024 at 7:44 am

      OMG really? All those people beating the crap out of police officers on January 6 sure didn’t look like illegal immigrants to me.
      You need to pay attention to the FBI who know that the next terrorist attack will most likely come from within

  • PeterH

    June 25, 2024 at 1:05 pm

    DeSantis’s wingnut conspiracy theory number 972!

    • Tom

      June 25, 2024 at 1:29 pm

      I’m sure there’s very fine people on both sides 🤣

    • Impeach Biden

      June 25, 2024 at 2:45 pm

      The planning and training for the 9-11 attacks all took place in the United States of America while Billy Bob was chasing girls and smoking flavored cigars. It could be happening yet again with incompetent Joe and his open border policy.

      • Michael K

        June 25, 2024 at 7:32 pm

        Nope. W was the President.

  • Michael K

    June 25, 2024 at 4:42 pm

    Live in fear everybody. Lock the doors. Watch FOX “news” nonstop. Buy an AK-47 and bump stock. Be very afraid. Don’t leave your house ever. Buy precious metals too.

    So now Ronda’s been reduced to being a pimp for the felon. And he’s now lying just as much and as badly, just making, you know, stuff up.

  • MH/Duuuval

    June 25, 2024 at 5:05 pm

    W was warned about a terrorist attack not long after he was inaugurated, but he and Dick were preoccupied with giving a huge tax cut to their wealthy friends and corporations. Once the attack occurred, Saudi bigwigs were put on planes home and the plan for attacking Saddam began to take shape — even as our military was engaged in Afghanistan hunting for Al Q.

  • My Take

    June 25, 2024 at 5:50 pm

    DeScumtist’s god Trump has been warning of his MAGA terrorists attacking again.
    Bloodbath.
    Breaking point.
    Big big problems like this nation has never seen before.

  • Paul Passarelli

    June 25, 2024 at 8:12 pm

    There are several options.
    1) The terrorists will hold off with anything big, because a 9-11 size strike will reflect badly on Biden and assure a Trump victory, slamming the borders closed.
    2) The terrorists will make every attempt to perpetrate as mush chaos as possible, anticipating a Trump victory which will close most doors.
    3) The terrorists are unconcerned with US Electoral politics and have already brought in enough men & material to inflict loads of damage regardless of who is in office in 2025.
    4) The terrorists have lost interest in trying to engage or defeat the United States. Inflation & social unrest has succeeded in doing what H-bombs could not accomplish.
    4a) They will simply content themselves with creating pockets of Islam in the US until they can suddenly take the reigns of power. We’ll probably be dead of old age by then.

    P.S. TJC is a fool.

    • TJC

      June 26, 2024 at 12:38 pm

      Bullshit.

      • Paul Passarelli

        June 26, 2024 at 3:11 pm

        Gesundheit.
        The breadth & depth of verbal your commentary is astounding.

    • rick whitaker

      June 26, 2024 at 7:33 pm

      PAUL, you sound like an uninformed maga cultist. your posts are full of paranoia and lack facts. what’s wrong with you?

      • Tjb

        June 29, 2024 at 8:39 am

        Did you know that when Paul ran for state office in Connecticut, he received a whopping 1% of the vote.

  • Michael K

    June 26, 2024 at 9:18 am

    The real terrorists are coming from within. They are sowing mistrust in public institutions, destroying public education, and spreading disinformation. It’s allowing the creation of a plutocracy where politicians are easily bought and sold by billionaires. Where a president refuses to accept his electoral loss and incites an insurrection. Where women’s bodies are controlled and forced to give birth. Where dissent is stifled and Sunshine Laws are ignored and public records are undisclosed. Where the rich get obscenely richer and the poor get nothing but scraps. It’s where the rights of guns outweigh the rights of people to live.

    Putin could be not more pleased with the chaos from his useful idiots.

    • MH/Duuuval

      June 26, 2024 at 10:48 am

      Amen!

    • Billy Nash

      July 2, 2024 at 6:48 pm

      Best response to all the MAGA fever infecting so many people. We are destroying our country with this division – it was never like this until Trump came along. His vanity is what his handlers rely on but Trump himself is clueless as to running a country. All the men and women who died or were wounded fighting for our freedoms and the freedoms of others are being disrespected by the MAGA movement.

  • George Dauphin

    June 26, 2024 at 11:18 am

    Wait… Didn’t this already happen? I guess Desantis is too young to remember 9/11, when a group of illegal immigrants drove passenger planes into the twin towers in New York and the Pentagon.
    But it was a Republican who was president then, and a Republican who was governor. So, I guess it doesn’t count.
    Last week, a local news program in Florida invited Emilio Gonzalez to lecture us on potential terrorist activities, and how Biden is being negligent when it comes to potential terrorists. Problem is Mr Gonzalez was one of those advising Condoleezza Rice to ignore warnings from richard Clark and others in 2001 about potential terrorist attacks. How soon we forget!

    • Paul Passarelli

      June 26, 2024 at 3:17 pm

      Sorry to be the one to break it to you, while it’s true that 9-11 did happen during Bush’s presidency, it was entirely the fault of the Clinton administration!
      The seeds of the hatred were sown by the Clintons and their kockamamey policy desicions. Do you remember the movie called “Wag the Dog”? Everyone swore the timing was coincidental, but it was such an accurate depiction of the clandestine happenings in DC, that it should have won the Oscar for Best Documentary!

      • Michael K

        June 26, 2024 at 4:37 pm

        No true.

        “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” The CIA’s famous Presidential Daily Brief, presented to George W. Bush on August 6, 2001, has always been Exhibit A in the case that his administration shrugged off warnings of an Al Qaeda attack. But months earlier, starting in the spring of 2001, the CIA repeatedly and urgently began to warn the White House that an attack was coming.

        Look it up.

  • My Take

    June 26, 2024 at 3:04 pm

    I’m afraid of their missile lunches from their semisecret bases on Bimini.

  • MH/Duuuval

    June 26, 2024 at 9:55 pm

    Clinton belatedly tried to take out Osama’s camp in Afghanistan, sending over two dozen cruise missiles — two weeks after Osama moved his camp.

    Perhaps if Newtie and his fellow disrupters hadn’t been so hot to nail Bill for something DJT did on a regular basis, Bill might have gotten around to the strike earlier.

    And, yes, Bill’s girlfriend was over 21 — unlike Matt Gaetz’s prey.

  • Tjb

    July 3, 2024 at 1:55 pm

    Typical republican BS. Using unfounded fear to work up the uninformed voter.

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