Governor Ron DeSantis has now made clear exactly what would happen if Florida were under the kind of attack Israel has recently suffered at the hands of Hamas.
The 2024 presidential candidate, in remarks delivered on Tuesday in Manchester, New Hampshire, resorted to an analogy between the conflict between Israel and Hamas and a hypothetical scenario in which an adversary launches missiles from the Bahamas towards the state he governs.
“You know, as Governor of Florida, if somebody from the Bahamas was firing rockets into Fort Lauderdale, we would not accept that. We would flatten it, like, in no time. We would never accept that happening to our people.” DeSantis said.
“Can you imagine just after our 9/11, if three weeks later, people were demanding that we had a cease-fire against al-Qaida and the Taliban? We would never have done that. And I think to myself as Governor of Florida, if we had, if someone in the Bahamas was launching missiles into Fort Lauderdale, we would not accept that for a minute. We would go in and we would flatten them in no time certain.” he continued.
“What are you supposed to do? I mean, I used to say even when they would just fire the normal rockets because they’ve been firing these rockets for years and years. And I thought to myself, like, if the Bahamas were firing rockets into Fort Lauderdale, like, we would not accept that for, like, one minute. I mean, we would just level it. We would never be willing to live like that as Americans,” he concluded.