Pro-Trump Ohio Senator JD Vance Backs Ron DeSantis’ Proposal To Use Deadly Force Against Cartels And Smugglers At The Border
- Senator JD Vance said Sunday that he would “empower” the president to use the US military to take on the cartels on the border.
- This echoes Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposal to use ‘deadly force’ at the border.
- Vance warned that Mexico could become a ‘failed state’ if the cartels continue to ‘destabilize’ the Mexican government.
Ohio Sen. JD Vance said he agrees with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ proposal to use deadly force at the border.
The pro-Trump senator said during an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday morning that he would like to “empower” the president so that he can use the US military to attack drug cartels and smugglers on the southern border. .
‘Do you think the fentanyl problem is bad now, how about three years from now when the Mexican drug cartels are more powerful than the Mexican state itself?’ Vance questioned when speaking with host Chuck Todd.
The comments come after presidential hopeful DeSantis said Monday, while introducing his proposal to address the southern border crisis from Eagle Pass, Texas, that he would use “deadly force” to combat the flow of drugs into the United States from Mexico.
Ohio Senator JD Vance said Sunday that he supports the plan to use US military force against drug cartels on the southern border.
Vance says he’s okay with this plan, even though he already endorsed Trump in his third run for the White House.
“It would empower the President of the United States, whether he is a Republican or a Democrat, to use the power of the US Military to go after these drug cartels,” he said.
He also warned that if the drug crisis continues on its current path, Mexico could become a ‘failed state’, as happened in Colombia.
‘[Cartel] revenue per year has increased 14 times in the last two years alone,” Vance said. “That shows you, I think, what bad border policies can do.”
“The Mexican government is being, in many ways, destabilized by the constant flow of fentanyl.”
DeSantis said Monday that the best way to deter cartels is to take down coyotes and smugglers and make it clear that border police will deal with them forcefully if they break US law.
“If you drop a couple of these cartel agents, they’ll stop coming,” DeSantis said at a news conference facing the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass, Texas, last week.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Monday during a campaign stop in Eagle Pass, Texas, that he would use “deadly force” at the border against cartels and smugglers.
DeSantis has repeatedly criticized former President Donald Trump for not following through on campaign promises he made when he took office, such as building a wall along the entire southern border.
The presidential hopeful has already visited the southern border twice since announcing his campaign just a month ago, underscoring the importance the governor is placing on the immigration and drug crisis.
“I was in Arizona the other day, and you know, you have walls and it just stops,” DeSantis said during a campaign event with Texas voters. “The guy on the sign just stands where he stops and waves people over.”
“So having only one piece, I mean, you have to finish the job, and there’s a lot more to do about it,” the Florida governor insisted.
Speaking to reporters at a popular crossing point in Eagle Pass, Texas, on Monday, DeSantis said that, as president, from day one he would reverse all executive orders put in place by President Joe Biden that allowed immigrants to invade the border. south.
“We will have a new sheriff in town on January 20, 2025,” he told Fox News.