As of this writing, at least 84 people have been confirmed dead in the wake of Hurricane Ian, 75 of them in Florida. President Biden is scheduled to visit Florida today to tour the damage and meet with Gov. DeSantis. Thankfully, the White House made it clear that they are putting politics aside and coordinating all levels of government to help the storm victims.
But some people just can’t stop themselves from trying to politicize natural disasters. In the latest ridiculous and uninformed attempt to dunk on Gov. DeSantis and his handling of Hurricane Ian, leftists have been reduced to mocking the white rubber boots he wore to tour flood damage areas, apparently without realizing that they’re a particular type of boots worn in situations like…touring flood damage areas. They’re called “muck boots,” which is appropriate considering all the muck-raking his critics are doing.
Proving that Florida is definitely not a blue state, so far, only four people have been arrested there for violating the anti-looting law in the wake of Hurricane Ian. And Gov. DeSantis is not at all happy to report that three of the four are illegal immigrants. He said, “They should be prosecuted, but they need to be sent back to their home country. They should not be here at all.”
Well, if the liberals in blue sanctuary cities like DC and New York City don’t want Florida sending them illegal immigrants who are just looking for a job, maybe they’d take the looters. Seems like they’d fit right in.
Again, if you’re in a position to help with a donation, here are some organizations working on hurricane relief, including one I personally endorse, Samaritan’s Purse.