Kinzinger Spars With DeSantis
On Sunday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis delivered on his promise to bring home Floridians stranded in Israel after the recent attack that left thousands dead and injured. This move by DeSantis came after the Biden administration had failed to take action to help evacuate Americans from the war-torn country.
Last week, DeSantis signed an executive order authorizing rescue operations in Israel to bring Floridians home. In a post on social media, he stated, "We will not leave our residents behind. To the many Floridians who are stuck in Israel, trying to get home—help is on the way."
And true to his word, DeSantis, with the help of Project Dynamo, successfully airlifted 179 adults, 91 children, and even two dogs from Israel to Tampa, Florida. This emotional homecoming was a relief for many who had spent most of last week huddled in bomb shelters, as the conflict escalated.
Astounding that a presidential candidate is getting more done on a critical issue that affects lives than the real president. Kudos to Ron DeSantis for showing effective leadership in a time of crisis.
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) October 16, 2023
Chaim Gobioff, one of the rescued Floridians, expressed his gratitude at the airport, saying, "We are very grateful that we are here. We are very blessed that we had a governor, we have a Hashem [God] who got us here. God took care of everything."
DeSantis, who was also present at the airport, spoke to reporters, saying, "These kids are having to dodge rockets, these kids are having terrorists come after them. That's not the way the world should be." He also commended the efforts of Project Dynamo and its CEO Bryan Stern in helping with the rescue mission.
Stern, who was also at the airport, thanked DeSantis for his support, saying, "I can't thank the governor enough. His team has been great—different parts of the Florida state machine." He also highlighted that this was their fourth warzone deployment in 24 months and that it was the first time a politician had met them.
The man who made it happen!
A plane with 270 American passengers, including 91 kids, flew in from Israel to the United States and was greeted by Governor DeSantis and his family.#DeSantis2024 #DeSantisDelivers @GovRonDeSantis @JayCollinsFL pic.twitter.com/NC14YRVnf6
— Unconventional Patriot♠️ (@jso_patriot) October 16, 2023
This successful rescue mission was a clear demonstration of DeSantis's leadership, compassion, and initiative in a time when Americans were in harm's way. While the Biden administration had washed its hands off the matter and left Americans stranded in Cyprus, Athens, and Germany, DeSantis found a way to get the job done. He recognized that there was no time to wait around for dysfunctional Congress or regulatory agencies to sign off on every detail. Americans needed to be brought home, and DeSantis made it happen.
Many critics, including former Rep. Adam Kinzinger, had criticized DeSantis's executive order, deeming it a mere publicity stunt for the presidential candidate. However, their claims were quickly debunked as DeSantis proved that when Americans are in danger, action needs to be taken immediately, not just empty promises.
As the airlifts continue until all Floridians are safely evacuated from Israel, DeSantis's leadership and swift action have once again been highlighted. While Joe Biden spent the weekend in Delaware, DeSantis was on the ground, getting the job done, and bringing Americans home.
Governor Ron DeSantis, his wife and their children on the tarmac to greet the Americans evacuated from Israel after they get off the plane.
This mission was funded by the State of Florida through FLSERT after his executive order.
— The Daily Sneed™ (@Tr00peRR) October 16, 2023