Washington Examiner

DeSantis highlights renewed terrorism risk at southern border on 9/11 anniversary.

EXCLUSIVE — On the ⁤22nd anniversary⁤ of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, ‍Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) warns ⁤of ongoing threats

As the nation commemorates the anniversary of the devastating Sept. 11 attacks, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) sheds light⁤ on the persisting ‌danger ⁣of foreign‍ terrorism within U.S. borders.‍ In an interview with the Washington Examiner, the Republican presidential candidate emphasizes that ‍the current ⁤border crisis has​ left⁤ the‍ nation more vulnerable to potential terrorist‌ attacks.

A Wake-Up Call to Address the Border Crisis

DeSantis firmly believes that the porous ‍southern border poses a significant risk, stating, “I think that there is a good bet that somebody that’s come across that [southern] border will commit an act of ⁣terrorism.” He highlights the fact that individuals from various countries worldwide⁣ have ⁢been apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico ⁣border, underscoring the ​urgent need for enhanced security measures.

Reflecting ​on the tragic‌ events of ⁣9/11, DeSantis⁢ acknowledges the ​immigration aspect of ⁤the attacks, stating, “9/11⁣ was in part an immigration⁣ issue.” He emphasizes that ‍many of the perpetrators had overstayed their‌ visas or entered​ the country unlawfully. The ⁣devastating loss of 2,977 lives on American soil serves as‍ a stark reminder ‌of⁤ the⁤ consequences of ‌lax‍ immigration policies.

A Call to Serve and Protect

For‍ Gov. DeSantis, the events ⁤of 9/11 solidified his commitment​ to serving ⁤his ​country. “You put service above self,” ⁤he​ asserts, explaining why he chose a path of public service rather than pursuing a career in the private sector.⁢ In 2004, he⁢ joined the Navy⁣ as a JAG officer, serving at Guantanamo Bay and ⁣deploying to ‌Iraq ​as an adviser to a U.S. Navy SEAL commander. His experiences in the military, ⁤including being decorated with the Bronze Star Medal, ⁢have⁤ shaped‌ his perspective on the world and the ⁤importance of national​ security.

DeSantis emphasizes that⁣ the 9/11 attacks ⁣were‌ a “wake-up call” that shattered⁣ the illusion of safety.‌ He​ believes that his military background equips him with a⁤ unique perspective,​ particularly when it comes to making crucial decisions regarding international ​conflicts. His commitment to strength⁣ as a ⁢deterrent‌ and the necessity of clear objectives resonates with his understanding of the complexities of global affairs.

As Gov. DeSantis⁤ attends a ceremony at the ⁣World Trade Center to honor the lives lost, ⁢his message ‌remains clear: the threat of terrorism persists, and it ‍is imperative to prioritize the security ​of our​ nation.

Click here ‌ to read more from the Washington Examiner.



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