Gov. DeSantis Responds to KJP’s Accusations About Political Stunts – Watch
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is lashing out at the White House after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made it clear that activating the Florida National Guard in response to the rising number of illegal boat landing was one of the governor’s “political stunts.”
“We have seen Governor DeSantis do political stunts. That is how he perceives to fix this issue from Florida,” Jean-Pierre said at the press briefing this week.
“We’re talking about people coming from countries who are dealing with political strife, who are dealing with issues where they’re trying to find asylum. And he treats them like pawns. So we have called that out, over and over again. And we will continue to do that,” she added.
DeSantis was asked about these comments from the Biden Administration, he said that his latest order to activate the National Guard was due to the U.S. Coast Guard asking the state for help dealing with the number of illegal boat landings.
“Well I think it’s because the Coast Guard actually requested the state’s assistance to handle all of these vessels coming. But what I think we’ve done, and we’ve been very aggressive across the board, at mitigated the damage from Biden’s disastrous border policy,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis also talked about changing state law regarding boats that land on private property in Florida. Right now, the landowner has to pay to have the boats removed so that they don’t drift into the ocean.
“We are gonna clear the vessels free of charge for those residents because it wasn’t their fault – maybe we’ll send the bill to Biden,” DeSantis said.
The emergency declaration was signed by DeSantis last week and it will only last 60 days. But with the response DeSantis is giving the White House, more action will soon be coming.
Ron DeSantis' response to the White House's claim activating the national guard to handle migrants arriving in Florida was a "political stunt"
"We are gonna clear the vessels free of charge for those residents because it wasn't their fault – maybe we'll send the bill to Biden." pic.twitter.com/RA192kvrXF
— Florida’s Voice (@FLVoiceNews) January 12, 2023