Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) explained on Monday why some areas of the country are seeing a tremendous crime wave, attributing it to “weak policies” and anti-police rhetoric, which he said are resulting in “disastrous consequences.”
Speaking from Green Cove Springs, Florida, on Monday, DeSantis said police officers around the country want to come to Florida because “the culture is better.”
“I do think you will see; I think you’ve already seen. But there are people in these police departments in various other parts of the country who, if they can get a job in Florida, they want to come to Florida to be able to do it,” DeSantis said.
“Because the culture is better, and they understand they’re going to be supported much more resolutely than what they do,” he continued before discussing the crime spikes across the country, noting “offenses are up” but arrests are down in some areas because officials are not even prosecuting crimes.