After charges of “scoring points with his political base,” Attorney General Ashley Moody (R-FL) clapped back at State Rep. Anna Eskamani (D-49) last night, calling the Biden Administration’s handling of the southern border a “strategic failure,” and further defending Florida’s lawsuit against the Biden Administration.
Previously, Rep. Eskamani, who is one of Florida’s most progressive representatives in the House called out Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and his activism at the border. Eskamani described DeSantis suing the Biden Administration over certain immigration policy as mere “points,” for his political base.
Now, Attorney General Moody responded to Eskamani and President Biden (D) after she appeared on Fox News last night.
“This is unprecedented lack of leadership, direction, control of our border. It’s a strategic failure. This is not just a Republican issue, there are Democrats that are astounded, cannot believe Biden’s absence of leadership as it comes to immigration,” said Moody
Moody then referred to the Trump Era policies that Biden threw out “the minute he took office,” adding, “they were actually working and controlling the border. So for example, in the last full month of previous administration, only 17 folks were released into the interior,” and contrasted that with the “tens of thousands every month” under Biden.
Moody recounted the visit her and Governor DeSantis took to the border, telling Fox “We saw the astronomical cost this would have on our state, so we had to take action.”
While Moody and many others cite Trump border policies as effective, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas (D) described these as “unethical and cruel” and even suggested that it is a positive these policies be cut from border enforcement.