On Sunday, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) visited Ave Maria University near Naples, Florida to address the Catholic institution as he looks to defend his governorship seat in Tallahassee. Gov. DeSantis began his speech by firing up the crowd, especially those who have migrated south from Democratic ran states, and in doing so, pivoted to different governors’ races around the union.
“In Florida, all these other races around the country affect us. Because if you think about Georgia, this governor’s race, our (Republican) governor is running against a candidate called Stacey Abrams…I don’t think it’s going to even really be a close,” said DeSantis.
He continued, “but if Stacey Abrams were to win governor of Georgia, it would absolutely spark refugees into Florida from Georgia. People would not want to deal with it. They would come in droves…And then just think about what I’m going to have to deal with: Raul Castro to my south and Abrams to my north? I don’t think so.”
Gov. DeSantis also talked about illegal immigration and the Biden administration’s more relaxed approach at the border.
“And then we have criminal aliens coming across. They (the Biden administration) had over 90 suspected terrorists in the last fiscal year, interdicted at the southern border…And so we have a situation where the elites in our country don’t care that 5 million people are coming across illegally,” stated DeSantis.
He would then go on to spell out the real concerns of the Democratic party.
“They don’t care that fentanyl is ravaging communities throughout this country. They don’t care about the criminal aliens that have been able to come across and they don’t care about the Americans who have been victimized by people that have come across. They only care if you send illegal aliens to DC, New York, or Martha’s Vineyard, then they get really upset,” said Gov. DeSantis.
However, DeSantis attempted to showcase to those in attendance that it’s more than what Democrats want, but how it affects the citizens of Florida and of the nation.
“And it just shows you the elites in our country. They want to impose their vision and their policies on you and expect you to submit to their ideology, but they do not want to face the consequences of those policies themselves. And so the minute 50 come to Martha’s Vineyard, what do they do? They declare a humanitarian crisis the next day. What do you think these border towns are having to deal with by the thousands on a weekly or monthly basis?”
In the end, DeSantis touted the state of Florida’s Republican registration as it is the first time that a major election will happen in the state in which registered Republicans outnumber Democrats.