The devastation across Florida in the wake of major Hurricane Ian is hard to compute.
With what could potentially be hundreds of lives lost, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of property damage, and small towns and islands that were wiped off the map and may never exist again – things are grim in the Sunshine State.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is doing his best to make lemonade from lemons, working closely with recovery efforts and President Joe Biden to get aid where it’s needed most.
And now he has something to say about looters.
DeSantis warned, “We are a law and order state, and this is a law and order community. So do not think that you’re going to take advantage of people who’ve suffered misery.”
He also warned looters that they might find themselves at the wrong end of a gun barrel if they step up to the wrong person – “I can tell you in the state of Florida, you never know what may be lurking behind somebody’s home. And I would not want to chance that if I were you – given that we’re a Second Amendment state.”
So far, four people have been arrested, and three of those are illegal aliens.
DeSantis said of them, “And we’ve had four looters that were arrested, I guess a couple of days ago, and they need to be brought to justice. We’re not going to tolerate it. But you know, three of the four are illegal aliens. And so these are people, that are foreigners, they’re illegally in our country. And not only that, they try to loot and ransack in the aftermath of a natural disaster. I mean, they should be prosecuted, but they need to be sent back to their home country. They should not be here at all.”
Unfortunately for DeSantis, sending criminal aliens carries far more consequences than loading up peaceful migrants, so he won’t be able to repeat his Martha’s Vineyard stunt.