Ron DeSantis Laments 'Disastrous' Election of 'Marxist Narcoterrorist' President in Colombia

Ron DeSantis Laments 'Disastrous' Election of 'Marxist Narcoterrorist' President in Colombia


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis described the election of Marxist Gustavo Petro, a former member of the left-wing M19 terrorist guerrilla, to the presidency of Colombia as “disastrous” in remarks on Monday, proclaiming that “we’ve got a problem” in Latin America with the rise of “totalitarianism.”

DeSantis was responding to national election results on Sunday that gave Petro, also the former mayor of the national capital of Bogotá, a slight lead over surprise challenger Rodolfo Hernández and prompted the latter to concede, making Petro Colombia’s first president-elect. Despite dramatically declaring that the presidential election was hopelessly rigged as recently as last Thursday, insulting Colombia’s top election integrity official as a “liar,” Petro has yet to challenge the election results at press time.

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