Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody said it’s “not rocket science” why so many Americans are moving to Florida, arguing that people look to the Sunshine State and understand that “leadership matters.”
“It’s not rocket science. People are watching, and understand the importance of leadership. We don’t just watch as things break down or things aren’t going right. “We do something about that,” Moody said to Sean Duffy, Fox News’ “Sunday morning Futures. “
“When we saw people not respecting cops and other folks defunding their police, we gave them raises. We took action when we noticed a lot of people rushing in to stores and engaging in mob thefts. She continued, “We made it simpler to prosecute these people.”
Moody responded to queries about why many Americans have fled Democratic-led States to Florida, in recent years.
Census Bureau data from earlier this year found that New York lost 319,000 people between July of 2020 and the same month of 2021, while California lost 261,000 during the same time period. Florida, meanwhile, grew by 211,000 residents during that time period.
” We saw other states clamping down on citizens and taking away rights. It was something we did. This is the government of people. They want to make sure those that they elect to office have their backs. And in Florida, we’ve got their backs,” Moody continued.
The state attorney general added in her remarks on Sunday that Florida is a “law and order state” that supports its police forces and will carry out the rule of law.
“We will also say “Be aware” if you decide to move to Florida. Florida is a law and order state. So if you’re a criminal and you’re residing in Florida, you may want to get out,” she warned.
” I’m more than the attorney general. A former federal prosecutor and a judge for more than a decade, I am now the attorney general. I’m married to a cop. It is not hard to imagine that if you fail and refuse to enforce the laws on the books, and that includes both crimes and your bail statutes, that you will see an increase in crime.”
Florida has fallen directly under the 2024 presidential spotlight in recent weeks as speculation grows that Gov. Ron DeSantis will announce a presidential run. A Florida resident and former President Donald Trump has officially declared his candidacy to run for the White House.
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