Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam is currently running a gubernatorial bid against Ron DeSantis to replace term-limited Florida Governor Rick Scott, and he has just unveiled a new public safety agenda that mirrors President Donald Trump’s own ideas while he was campaigning in 2016.
In Putnam’s six-part proposal, he explains that the sunshine state needs to double down on mandatory minimum and maximum penalties if Floridians are to be kept safe. He added that his focus is on mandatory minimums for violent criminals, but that he would pursue “the maximum possible penalty” against drug traffickers.
In addition, on immigration, the Agriculture Commissioner vowed to prevent “sanctuary” cities in Florida, that he would work with the Federal Government to deport undocumented immigrants and that he would “support President Trump’s effort to secure our borders.” He also mentioned that he would tackle the current opioid crisis by cracking down on those that sell fentanyl and dangerous synthetic opioids.
He commented that “If we’re going to keep Florida’s crime rate at a 47-year low, then we can’t backtrack. What we’re seeing unfortunately on the left is an attempt to roll back many of the very policies that made that 47-year low in the crime rate possible.”