De Santis Proposes Florida State Guard
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) is proposing a revival of the Florida state guard after it was dissolved in 1947.
DeSantis announced a $3.5 million proposal on Thursday to resurrect the civilian military force first used during World War II as the National Guard’s ranks were depleted due to the war effort. If the proposal is adopted, Florida would become the 23rd state with a state guard, according to CNN.
DeSantis pushed reviving the state guard to lessen Florida’s reliance on resources from the federal government in the event of a disaster such as a hurricane or flooding. The state guard could also assist Florida law enforcement in policing protests or cracking down on riots.
The Florida state guard would “not [be] encumbered by the federal government,” DeSantis said in a press conference. He said the civilian force would give him “the flexibility and the ability needed to respond to events in our state in the most effective way possible.”
DeSantis’ proposal to form a state guard comes as the Biden administration cracks down on National Guardsmen who are resisting the federal government’s vaccine mandates for the military. . . .
DeSantis’ proposal is being made along with a batch of others worth over $100 million to support the Florida National Guard and revive the state guard. DeSantis’ office outlined the proposed funding measures in a press release. . . .
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