Florida Governor and Republican presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis began his electoral campaign in the state of Iowa, where warned of the collapse of the border with Mexicocharged against illegal immigration and stressed his commitment to the “combat” to the “sanctuary cities” in the United States.
“The border is collapsed. Millions of illegal immigrants come in, many criminals and terrorists and the drug cartels and fentanyl“DeSantis warned at the first stop on his three-state tour that marks the formal start of his campaign for the Republican Party primaries in 2024.
“We are a sovereign nation and our border must be respected,” he told about 500 people in the auditorium of an evangelical Christian church in suburban Des Moines, where banners proclaimed his campaign slogan “Great American Come Back.”
In his first electoral act that began yesterday, Tuesday, May 30, lasting about an hour, DeSantis assured that, if he reached the White House, it will restore national sovereignty and declare a “national emergency for the border”in addition to holding the Mexican drug cartels responsible for the deaths of Americans.
He reviewed his achievements as governor of Florida to show with “realities and facts” his service record and ability to assume the Presidency of the nation.
In an internal key, he referred to his merciless battle against indoctrination in school education, “gender ideology” and the denunciation of those teachers who confuse children by telling them that they may have been born in the wrong body, or that they force them to pronounce on these issues.
He was emphatic in defending the rights of parents in the education of their children. and the prohibition of sex change operations on minors.
In this context, he went further by saying that those doctors who perform this type of operation will not only “lose their license, but they will go to jail”, words that were greatly applauded by the attendees.
He blamed America’s decline in large part on a “new form of the left that infects our society and values with a ‘woke’ (progressive) ideology” that indoctrinates schools and universities.
Dressed in a suit and blue shirt, but without a tie, DeSantis assured that “at the end of the day, leadership is not about making entertainment or making a brand, but about results.”in a possible allusion to former President Donald Trump (2017-2021), for now a favorite in the Republican primary process.
The former US president will also visit Iowa on Wednesday and hold an interview with radio host Simon Conway. And on Thursday he will attend a rally in a Des Moines suburb to close out the day with a town hall hosted by conservative Fox News host Sean Hannity.
He charged the president of the United States, Joe Biden, for his alliance with elites and large corporationsand made him responsible for the erosion of the middle classes due to his economic and energy policy, with an automobile industry totally dependent on the power of China.
Our auto industry is more dependent on China”, but the “decline of the US is not inevitable”, which is why he called for a “renaissance of American greatness”.
“Energy production must be increased to achieve energy independencerebuild the infrastructure and not depend on China in critical matters,” defended the 44-year-old Florida governor and Trump’s main opponent.
He also accused Biden of “politicizing the Army” and “instrumentalizing the State” to promote his “leftist agenda.”
This electoral act will be followed by another eleven events in as many cities in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, all of them early voting states, which his campaign has announced as “Our Great American Comeback Tour” (Our great return tour To united states) .
Attacked for months by Trump, DeSantis did not continue open hostilities against his former ally in Iowa and whom he criticized last Wednesday, when he announced his candidacy in a troubled chat with the American businessman Elon Musk on Twitter, which began late due to technical failures.
The governor of Florida concluded with a request for support for his aspiration for the Presidency with the warning that “we must look forward, not back, and have the strength to win.”
“If it is a referendum on Biden -he assured- we will win the elections“.
“There will be no excuses. I will do what I have to do in my job. There is a lot of work to do, I know, but I am asking you to join me in this mission, to lead the country out of its decline,” she said.
With information from Efe.
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Source: La Opinion