Rick Scott Warns About New Colombian President Gustavo Petro

Last week, at an event in Doral, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sounded the warning bell about new Colombian President Gustavo Petro.

At a round table event with U.S. Reps. Carlos Giménez, R-Fla., and María Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., Scott weighed in on Petro, who has called the war on drugs a failure and has called for decriminalizing cocaine production.

“The United States and Colombia share a commitment to promoting security, prosperity, human rights and democracy across the Western Hemisphere,” Scott said. “For decades, Colombia has been our greatest democratic ally in Latin America and a partner in combating drug trafficking. But now that Gustavo Petro is the president of Colombia, I am very concerned about the future of the democracy and the stability of Colombia, and the region.”

Scott took aim at President Joe Biden’s handling of South America.

Sadly, Joe Biden – the man who is supposed to be the leader of the free world – is nowhere to be found. Unlike Joe Biden, I will never turn my back on the people of Colombia, or Latin America. And I am proud to stand with Colombia in the fight to defend freedom and democracy,” Scott said.

Kevin Derby
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