Florida Governor Ron DeSantis asserted on Monday night that an illegal alien accused of murdering a father-of-four in his state was flown into the state on a flight facilitated by President Joe Biden’s administration.
“So these are flights that are coming in two or three in the morning,” DeSantis told Fox News host Tucker Carlson. “The feds, of course control the airspace and they’re there on the ground. They take these folks and then they send them in other parts of Florida by bus or other parts of the southeast.”
“And that individual, who was murdered, was, in fact, murdered by an illegal alien who was on one of Biden’s flights, these these midnight flights, unannounced, no notice, no support for the state, no ability for us to veto it ahead of time,” DeSantis said. “And if Biden had not been doing that, if he’d been doing his job, that individual be alive today.”
DeSantis said that his administration was looking at ways to go after the contractors responsible for operating the flights, including barring them from state contracts, taxing them, and denying them access to Florida’s market.
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS HOST: So the Biden administration loses control completely, they get apoplectic and start hyperventilating if you suggest that really the point of their immigration policy is domestic politics, maybe kind of reshuffle the population a bit so they win. They’re not doing that, now we learn actually the Biden administration is secretly resettling foreign nationals, illegal immigrants, all over the country, with resettlement flights, most of them secret. Now, almost 80 of these flights recently have landed in the state of Florida. What happened next? Well, here’s one thing: an illegal migrant from Honduras called [Yery Noel Medina Ulloa] was on one of those flights. He is now accused of murdering a father of four in his own home. Ron DeSantis is the sitting governor of Florida. He joins us tonight. Governor, thanks so much for coming on. So just the news story suggests that the administration was sending planes into your state and offloading people secretly from foreign countries in violation of the law. Is that accurate?
RON DESANTIS, GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA (R): So these are flights that are coming in two or three in the morning. The feds, of course control the airspace and they’re there on the ground. They take these folks and then they send them in other parts of Florida by bus or other parts of the southeast. And that individual, who was murdered, was, in fact, murdered by an illegal alien who was on one of Biden’s flights, these these midnight flights, unannounced, no notice, no support for the state, no ability for us to veto it ahead of time. And if Biden had not been doing that, if he’d been doing his job, that individual be alive today.
CARLSON: I mean, I’m not a constitutional scholar, I know that you are an attorney. But are they allowed to do this? Can the White House just decide, you know, we don’t like you. You may run for president. We’re not we don’t like that. And so we’re just going to flood your state with people from other countries, and there’s nothing you can do about it.
DESANTIS: So, we’re looking at what we can do. I think that they use these private contractors. So, what we’re looking at is how can we fight back against the contractors? We can obviously deny them state contracts, which we will do. Can we deny them access to Florida’s market generally? Can we tax them? Can we do things to provide disincentives so they can’t do it? So we’re going to do whatever we can to do it. Unfortunately, they do have the ability to get into these airports because the FAA controls it, and the Feds really have jurisdiction over it. So we’re trying to work with the local airport authority, see if there’s a way that we can get around that, but we are going to go after some of these contractors because they are bringing in people that are causing burdens on us and as we see tragically, caused someone to lose their life.
CARLSON: I bet you’ll figure out a way. Governor Ron DeSantis in the state of Florida. Appreciate your coming on tonight. Thank you.