Florida Governor DeSantis is hot on the campaign trail. This threatens to throw him right off the tracks.
And Ron DeSantis was smacked with a haunting threat and he’ll never be the same.
Ron DeSantis has quickly rocketed from a no-name Republican in Congress to a conservative powerhouse.
Serving in the U.S. House of Representatives for five years, DeSantis made his claim to fame by beating Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum for the governorship by a narrow 30,000 margin.
Taking leadership in stride, DeSantis waged a self-described “war on woke” in Florida, keeping the state open during COVID, ridding explicit books from school library shelves, and giving Floridas massive tax breaks.
His policies were so popular that he won re-election by 1.5 million votes last year – leaving his opponent, Charlie Crist, with the worst turnout for Democrats in over 100 years.
Needless to say, Floridians love their governor, but some of his policies have made him major enemies.
And those enemies transcend our national borders.
Mexico’s pro-migration administration has threatened retaliation against Florida’s pro-American governor, Ron DeSantis, whose campaign-trail border policies have put him at odds with Mexico’s president.
“The Government of Mexico emphatically condemns the practice of transporting migrant persons from states bordering Mexico toward other parts of the United States with electoral and political ends … Legal and diplomatic measures will be explored,” said the June 8 statement from Mexico’s foreign ministry.
According to the statement, Mexico’s government will “guarantee the defense of Mexican persons who live abroad, regardless of their migratory status.”
DeSantis’ campaign pledges — and his flights of migrants to California — represent a growing political challenge to Mexico’s government’s pro-migration policies.
DeSantis, for example, told a group of Texas sheriffs on June 7 that if elected, he will encourage Mexico to stop the flow of migrants and drugs across the border:
We have different levers that we can push — that would just be a no-brainer … The cartels directly, obviously, are a huge, huge problem. I mean, they’re responsible for killing in the last year tens of thousands of Americans. I mean, are you kidding me? To just turn a blind eye to it and do nothing? That’s a complete and utter failure.
DeSantis’ press secretary also mocked Mexico’s June 8 warning, which came after Mexico’s president attacked Governor DeSantis’ pro-America policies in Florida.
“From the U.S. Border, you can see individuals on Mexican soil engaged in drug and human trafficking,” Jeremy Redfern, press secretary for Gov. DeSantis, told Breitbart News on June 9. He went on to say:
It would be great if the Mexican Government could focus on these problems rather than wasting its breath on some unfounded legal claim relating to illegal immigrants that voluntarily get a free ride to a sanctuary jurisdiction that purports to welcome them with open arms.
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is becoming increasingly concerned about DeSantis’ pro-American posture.
Obarado has stated frequently that he wants to cooperate with Biden to bring in even more Latinos, notably Mexicans.
“Just imagine: There are 40 million Mexicans in the United States — 40 million [including people] who were born here in Mexico, [or] who are the children of people who were born in Mexico,” Obrador gushed at a January 10 press conference with President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Obrador went on to say:
I fully trust President Biden … I’ve asked President Biden to insist before the U.S. Congress to regularize the migration situations of millions of Mexicans who have been in the States working, living in the United States, and contributing to the development of that great nation, which is the United States of America.
At least someone has confidence in Biden.
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