DeSantis Announces Plan to Enact ‘New Rules of Engagement’ Against Mexican Drug Cartels

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In an interview this week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated that as President of the United States, he will reportedly have new “rules of engagement” to deal with Mexican cartels who are attempting to smuggle narcotics into the country across the southern border.

When questioned about his recent trip to the border while in Texas, DeSantis made the comments on Thursday night during an interview with Jesse Watters of Fox News.

“After seeing what’s going on down there, has that changed your opinion of immigration?” Watters asked the Florida Governor

“It confirmed what I had known. And it’s worse than you think when you actually get down there. And the impunity with which the cartels operate. I was literally in a place in Arizona, there is a piece of wall that just kind of stops. So the guy just goes on the other side of where the wall ends, looks out, and he just motions for people to go. There’s no border patrol to be found, they’re in town processing people. And so they’re bringing product into our country.” DeSantis said in response.

“They’re killing a lot of people. So one of the things that I saw — the places where there were barriers, the cartels will actually cut through the steel beams, and they’ll smuggle in backpacks with a lot of drugs. So what I said is, wait a minute, we defend the territory of our own country. We’ll have military and everyone down there. If you are in the cartels cutting through our fence to bring drugs in, that’s going to be the last thing you do because we’re going to leave you stone cold dead. We are having adequate rules of engagement.” he concluded.

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