Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Wednesday that Florida is answering the recent call from the governors of Texas and Arizona to help secure the U.S. border.
DeSantis met with Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody and a group of troopers, deputies, and sheriffs at the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office in Pensacola.
“We are the first state to commit support for this effort,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis compared the deployment of state resources to rendering aid during an emergency situation such as a hurricane. He and Moody said President Joe Biden’s administration isn’t doing enough to protect the southern border.