Florida Governor Ron DeSantis stated that if he becomes president, he’s willing to use any necessary power, like a drone strike, to eliminate Mexican drug cartels.
Governor DeSantis Open to Drone Strike Against Mexican Drug Cartels
During a campaign event in Iowa, a voter inquired a 2024 GOP candidate if they would consider employing drone strike and military strength against drug smugglers and human traffickers causing turmoil at the southern border, as reported by Fox News.
Drone strike are carried out by sending a missile or dropping bombs from unmanned aircraft. People use regular drones and make them dangerous by putting explosives on them. They either crash the drone into a target or make it explode above the target. Using drone strike is a successful way to fight against terrorism. At first, only the US military used this method in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Syria, and Pakistan. Using drones strike is a successful way to fight against terrorism. At first, only the US military used this method in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Libya, Syria, and Pakistan. The military equips its drone strike with guided and grouped explosives, which are also employed to bombard the designated zone. Additionally, they might release items like hand grenades, mortar shells, and other explosives directly over the intended location.
Florida Governor Ron Desantis Press Statement
In his presidential campaign, DeSantis has highlighted immigration concerns, tactically positioning himself to lean toward conservative views and differentiate himself from the previous President, Donald Trump.
The Florida governor asserted that decisive measures will be taken against drug cartels, emphasizing the authority to hold them accountable, regardless of border crossings. According to data from the State Department, 200 Americans die each year in Mexico. In 2021, 74 of these cases were categorized as murders. The State Department has issued travel advisories about violence in areas of Mexico where drug cartels are most active. DeSantis asserted that the cartels cause the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans annually and likened them to a “foreign terrorist group.”
DeSantis may be linking U.S. overdose deaths to cartels responsible for trafficking dangerous substances like fentanyl. Over 100,000 Americans overdosed in 2021. He criticized Mexico’s insufficient efforts against cartels. In June, Mexican officials threatened legal action after DeSantis moved migrants from Florida without full awareness. DeSantis and the Mexican government have clashed over immigration and migrant treatment. In recent national polls, DeSantis has gained around 14% support, ranking second in the GOP primary after Trump.