(CNSNews.com) – Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was in Staten Island, New York on this holiday Monday to discuss law-and-order, while President Joe Biden was thousands of miles away, making a surprise visit to Ukraine, where Biden announced another half-billion dollars in aid to the war-torn country.
“They have effectively a blank-check policy,” DeSantis said of the Biden administration, “with no clear strategic objective identified.”
“And these things can escalate, and I don’t think it’s in our interest to be getting into a proxy war, with China getting involved, over things like the borderlands or over Crimea.
“So I think it would behoove them to identify what is the strategic objective that they’re trying to achieve. But just saying it’s an open-ended blank check, that is not acceptable.”
DeSantis reminded viewers of “Fox & Friends” that the Obama/Biden administration opposed sending lethal aid to Ukraine when Russia invaded and took Crimea:
“Then I’m also reminded that I don’t think any of this would have happened but for the weakness that he president showed during his first year in office, culminating, of course, in the disastrous withdrawal in Afghanistan.
“So I think while he’s over there, I think I and many Americans are thinking to ourselves, okay, he’s very concerned about those borders halfway around the world, he’s not done anything to secure our own border here at home.
“We’ve had millions and millions of people pour in, tens of thousands of Americans dead because of fentanyl, and then of course we just suffered a national humiliation of having China fly a spy balloon clear across the continental United States.
“So we have a lot of problems accumulating here in our own country that he is neglecting.”
DeSantis said Russia has shown itself to be a “third-rate military power.”
“I think they’ve suffered tremendous, tremendous losses. I’ve got to think the people in Russia are probably disapproving of what’s going on. I don’t think they can speak up about it for obvious reasons.
“So I think Russia has been really, really wounded here, and I don’t think they are the same threat to our country, even though they’re hostile, I don’t think they’re on the same level as China.”
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