DAVOS, SWITZERLAND — Speaking today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) said that she wanted to give “dignity” to illegal immigrants that are living inside the United States.
“We need to also give dignity to those people who are in the country. And those are the people that I represent. We’re talking about 13, 15 million people who are most of them Hispanics – I would say 85 percent – who speak my language, look like me and sound like me,” Salazar stated.
“So, it’s time to seal the border, put order – let’s see who comes in and who doesn’t – and turn around and give dignity – that doesn’t mean path to citizenship – that means to include them and make them dignified members of our community,” she added.
The comments have created a Twitter storm, with many users pointing out that Rep. Salazar may have been confused as to whom she was elected to represent in Congress.
UNELECTED BODY WITH GLOBAL IMPACT
Rep. Salazar is one of two Republicans in Congress that are participating in the WEF meeting. The other one is Rep. Darrell Issa from California. Miami Mayor Francis Suarez is also on the Davos guest list, and so is Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. Two other Republicans, Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin and Sen. James Risch of Idaho, both decided not to show up, allegedly due to public pressure.
The participation of elected representatives in WEF meetings has become increasingly criticized since more and more people have become aware of how the organization is impacting global politics – despite being an unelected body.
DESANTIS: “DEAD ON ARRIVAL” IN FLORIDA
The founder and leader of the World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, is the author of the book “COVID-19: The Great Reset” where he claims that the pandemic is to be used as an “opportunity” for completely changing the global system. Detailed plans for how WEF members – which includes many of the world’s largest corporations – want to change how we live are openly available on the organization’s website.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has made it clear that he is no fan of the WEF, and that its policies are “dead on arrival” in the Sunshine State.
“They do this thing in Davos […] all these elites come in, you know, The World Economic Forum. And their vision is that they run everything. Everybody else is just like a serf, like a peasant. They say they’re going after energy, ESG, all these other things […] This is really weakening Western society, Western values,” Governor DeSantis said on January 10.
The Florida Standard has contacted Rep. Salazar’s office for comment on her participation in the World Economic Forum, hoping for an interview upon her return.