Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Under Trump Launches PAC Urging DeSantis To Run
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Ken Cuccinelli, who served as Acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security in the Trump administration, has launched a PAC urging Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to enter the 2024 presidential race.

Cuccinelli also served in the Trump administration as Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

“I have been speaking to many grassroots conservative activists around the country who are very enthusiastic for Governor DeSantis to run for President in 2024,” Cuccinelli said in a statement after launching his Never Back Down PAC,  “The energy is there, grassroots conservatives see the Governor as a leader and a fighter with a winning conservative track record who will lead the Republican Party to victory in 2024. Based on those conversations, I am most confident that we will build an unmatched grassroots political army for Governor DeSantis to help carry him to the White House.”

 “Governor DeSantis has a proven record defending freedom, defending parental rights, defending the unborn, defending our children,” said Cuccinelli, adding, “America’s future is Ron DeSantis. Ron DeSantis doesn’t just talk; he acts, but most of all he never backs down. Governor DeSantis, today I’m asking you to run for President. You’ve had our back now we will have yours.“

Cuccinelli has always expressed blunt views regarding immigration, once paraphrasing the words on the Statue  of Liberty by saying, “Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge.”

In 2019, the Montgomery County Federation of Republican Women in Maryland issued a statement attacking Montgomery County Council for their attitude about the series of rapes in their area, writing, “They chose to describe Montgomery County residents and all those who voiced a justifiable and sincere outrage over these reported crimes, as ‘Neo-Nazi sympathizers’ which only foments hate and division in the county, in order to deflect away from their failure as our elected officials.”

The Trump White House tweeted, “Last month, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich ordered the county’s agencies not to cooperate with ICE—and protect criminals instead. Since July 25, 7 illegal aliens protected by the ‘sanctuary’ county have been arrested for rape and sexual assaults.”

The Montgomery County Council in Maryland then accused Cuccinelli and the White House of spreading inaccurate information regarding their criminal justice system and its process.

Cuccinelli fired back at the Montgomery County Council, challenging Montgomery County Council county executive Marc Elrich to a debate as he tweeted, “Sanctuary County, Montgomery County, MD cannot debate the failure of its sanctuary policies on the merits (7 violent assaults, rape etc, incl child victims in ~1 month), so they resort to ad hominem attacks using Nazi implications – arguments out of bounds in civil society. If MontCo Chairman Elrich thinks the sanctuary policy they are so proud of is so good, I challenge him to a debate on the subject.”

Cuccinelli Fires Back At County Defending Its Sanctuary Policies After Assaults By Illegal Immigrants

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