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Judi Lynn

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Thu Aug 24, 2023, 01:37 AM Aug 2023

DeSantis pledges to send US military to fight cartels on 'Day one' [View all]

BY BRAD DRESS - 08/23/23 11:45 PM ET

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Wednesday promised to send the U.S. military into Mexico to fight the cartels on “Day one” if he becomes the next president of the United States.

At the GOP presidential candidate debate in Milwaukee, Wis., DeSantis agreed without hesitation when asked by the Fox News moderators hosting the event if he would support sending special forces into Mexico.

“The cartels are killing tens of thousands of our fellow citizens,” DeSantis said. “We have to re-establish the rule of law and we have to defend our people. The president of the United States has got to use all available powers as commander-in-chief to protect our country.”

DeSantis expressed concern about the cartels shipping illicit drugs into the U.S., including fentanyl, asking “how many more tens of thousands” of Americans should die.

“So as president would I use force, would I treat them as foreign terrorist organizations?” DeSantis said. “You’re darn right I would.”

More:
https://thehill.com/policy/defense/4168265-desantis-pledges-to-send-us-military-to-fight-cartels-on-day-one/



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