DeSan­tis says US should not accept Gaza refugees: ‘They’re all anti­se­mit­ic’

Gov. Ron DeSan­tis (R‑FL) said the Unit­ed States should not accept refugees who are flee­ing the Gaza Strip, even as the war between Israel and the Hamas mil­i­tant group inten­si­fies over the week­end.
“I am not going to do that,” DeSan­tis said at a pres­i­den­tial cam­paign event on Sat­ur­day. “You don’t fly peo­ple and import them into the Unit­ed States of Amer­i­ca.”
His com­ments come after the Israeli mil­i­tary has instruct­ed more than 1 mil­lion peo­ple locat­ed in the north­ern part of the Gaza Strip to evac­u­ate to the south ahead of an antic­i­pat­ed attack against Hamas, pos­si­bly leav­ing thou­sands of peo­ple dis­placed as they seek to leave the war-torn coun­try. U.S. offi­cials nego­ti­at­ed a deal with Egypt, Israel, and Qatar to open up the Rafah bor­der for rough­ly five hours on Sat­ur­day to allow U.S. cit­i­zens to escape to Egypt, but it’s not entire­ly clear where refugees may go from there.
How­ev­er, DeSan­tis remained adamant the U.S. “can­not accept peo­ple from Gaza into this coun­try as refugees,” argu­ing instead that sur­round­ing “Arab states” should take them in.
The com­ments could spark some out­rage, espe …