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Florida Democrats Blast Governor DeSantis for ‘Border Stunt’

The Florida Democratic Party blasted Republican Governor Ron DeSantis after he announced the deployment of the National Guard and State Guard to assist Texas at the southern border.

Florida Democrats called it a “border stunt” and said Governor DeSantis is “desperate” to get national attention.

Democrats also accused national Republicans of trying to block a U.S. Senate bipartisan bill to secure the border, although specific details of the legislation have still not been released.

“What happened to focusing on Florida?” said Florida Democratic Party Chair Nikki Fried. “As Ron limps back to his mansion as America’s biggest loser, he’s desperate to grab headlines and get ‘wins’ on the board. While Republicans in Washington line up to blow up the border deal, Ron is screaming from the sidelines for attention. This latest attempt to insert himself in the national conversation is just another political stunt with a heavy price tag for taxpayers.”

Governor DeSantis announced Florida is offering up to a battalion of National Guard members – approximately 1,000 soldiers – to Texas, who will be deployed based on Texas’ needs. Florida Democrats call that a distraction and proof Republicans are not focused on the right priorities for the state.

“Sending troops and tax dollars to Texas is a massive waste of resources that distracts from delivering results for Floridians,” FDP Chair Fried added. “Instead of using this legislative session to address the property insurance crisis, Ron and his Republican supermajority are back to their old tricks. Floridians deserve better.”

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