DeSantis official stunned after border visit: ‘Just so horrifying’

One of Gov. Ron DeSantis‘s (R-FL) top deputies said he left a visit to the Texas border in disbelief after seeing the illegal immigration and drug smuggling crises with his own eyes.

Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis, a Cabinet member in the DeSantis administration who oversees finances for the deployment of state military and law enforcement personnel to the border, described being stunned by how brazenly Mexican cartel smugglers moved immigrants and drugs.

“One of the things that was … just so horrifying to me was the numbers when it came to human trafficking and drugs,” Patronis said in a phone call Wednesday. “I had no idea how much was coming across the border that had been seized in drugs through this effort of managing and working the border.”

“It just breaks my heart that there’s just such a blindness at a federal level to what’s taking
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