WATCH: DeSantis heeds calls for help from TX and AZ, deploys over 50 officers to southern border

According to a new report from the Washington Examiner “Florida deployed dozens of law enforcement officials to defend the U.S.-Mexico border, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Friday.”

“Heeding calls for assistance from his fellow governors in Texas and Arizona, DeSantis dispatched more than 50 members of the state’s Department of Law Enforcement, Highway Patrol, and Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to Texas to “provide additional support in response to the security crisis at the southern border,” according to a press release. Mission-critical equipment was also deployed,” the report adds.

DeSantis said “when the Governors of Texas and Arizona reached out for help, Florida answered the call.

“We are witnessing a catastrophe at the southern border under the Biden Administration. In recent months, we have seen people from the terrorist watch list, known sex offenders, and a flood of fentanyl cross over the border. This is a national security crisis, and we must get it under control,” he added.

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