HOLLYWOOD — Florida’s top law enforcement official strongly condemned the Biden administration’s handling of the border crisis, warning that the situation is quickly spiraling into the “destabilization of our structure, our civilized society.”
“It’s unbelievable,” Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody shared during an interview with The Daily Wire at the Florida GOP’s Sunshine Summit. “I was personally there and watched them come in, wave, smile, walk right up to law enforcement, knowing that they’re just going to get processed and released into the United States. And those are just the ones that we are intercepting.”
Moody delved into the dangers of fentanyl at length, warning, “It is an incredibly dangerous drug. You can overdose just by having contact with someone and inhaling it or touching your face after you’ve touched it on someone else.”
She pointed to an incident where West Point cadets overdosed on a substance that police said was likely cocaine laced with fentanyl.
“A responding officer even overdosed, he was just trying to help,” she said.
“In the last two weeks since July 4th, we’ve had two mass overdose incidents, one in Hillsborough County where officers rolled up and seven people were unconscious because of fentanyl at a convenience store,” Moody continued. “And in Gaston County, we had 19 people overdose in a weekend. Nine died. Last year they didn’t see one death.”
Moody claimed that the incidents are directly related to the border crisis.
“China sends over to Mexico, to the cartels, the precursors to make this. There are super labs in Mexico that make this. It’s incredibly dangerous. People die in Mexico making it and then the criminal cartels bring it straight across the border,” she said.
As the prices of household items are skyrocketing partly because of supply issues, drugs are “bottoming out” because there is such an “abundance of supply,” she said.
Moody described a discussion between two drug traffickers captured during surveillance in October 2020 when one reportedly said things were drying up at the border, prices were going sky high, and nothing could get in.
“That’s October 2020,” she emphasized. “Now, summer 2022. It’s dirt cheap.”
“It’s the only thing in America that’s dirt cheap because there’s no supply issue,” Moody said. “The priorities of the administration are so messed up that folks can get meth cheaper than they can go out and get some of our basic commodities for living.”
And the Biden administration’s failure to enforce the law trickles into every major issue, she said.
“If you have executive officials that don’t enforce the law, you will see mass chaos and crime,” Moody said, claiming that Americans are currently seeing a “destabilization of our structure, our civilized society.”
She promised to keep fighting in court to ensure that Florida law is being enforced and that the Biden administration doesn’t use “non-elected bureaucrats within the executive branch to push policies down into Florida that they have no power to do.”
“You see what happens when we are given the ability to apply the conservative principles of a free market and conservative purse and all of the things that we believe in in Florida,” she said. “We are a model for conservative leadership and conservative policy, limited government. And how, if faithfully governed that way, your society will thrive.”