NBC News reports:
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Thursday that he would be open to using drone strikes against Mexican drug cartels if elected president.
“We will absolutely reserve the right if they’re invading our country and killing our people,” DeSantis said when asked by a voter if he would be willing to use drones against the cartels. When asked later by NBC News to clarify, DeSantis said, “I said I would use whatever force we need to defend the country.”
A few other Republicans, including Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and GOP presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy, have also said they’d back military attacks on Mexico.
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