Florida’s Republican governor, Ron DeSantis, has accused Democrat President Joe Biden of “effectively” running a “mass human smuggling operation.”
Gov. DeSantis slammed Biden’s immigration policies during an appearance on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday.
He was discussing his office’s report that more than 70 night-time flights have landed in Jacksonville since the summer.
He said those flights were arranged by the Biden administration and have been moving migrants from the border.
“So, the border is obviously a disaster and some people say, ‘Well, that’s a problem for Texas or Arizona,’” DeSantis told Ingraham.
“Well, actually, the Biden administration puts people on planes and flies them into Florida in the wee hours of the morning.
“They’ve done over 70 flights in the last six months, dump people here,” the governor revealed.
“And we had—a few weeks ago—one of those people that Biden dumped, ended up committing a murder in northeast Florida.
“So, these are crimes that would not have happened but for Biden’s recklessness.
“So, our view is, if they’re going to be dumping, we want to be able to facilitate transfer to places like Delaware, and, so, we have $8 million in my new budget to be able to do that.
“We also look to these carriers that the federal government is contracting with, and we are going to pass legislation that says, ‘If you are facilitating Biden’s policies, which is effectively a mass human smuggling operation, you are not going to be able to do business with the state of Florida or other local governments, and we are going to charge you restitution for each individual that you are bringing.”