In a shocking display of disrespect and disregard for the United States, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has threatened to launch a public relations campaign to stop GOP members of Congress from labelling cartels as terrorist organizations and using the US military to fight them. López Obrador, who is known for being soft on crime and notoriously corrupt, claimed that he did not want any foreign government – especially the armed forces – intervening in Mexican territory.
Most news media covering AMLO's response to Graham/Crenshaw failed to mention the part where AMLO threatens to campaign against Republicans. pic.twitter.com/1csSU419As
— Jorge Bonilla (@BonillaJL) March 10, 2023
But what López Obrador is glossing over is the fact that drug cartels have been given a free pass by the Mexican government, which has essentially allowed them to operate with impunity. The Republican initiative to label cartels as terrorists and use the US military to fight them was a direct response to four Americans being kidnapped after entering Matamoros, Mexico – the Gulf Cartel’s stronghold. Two were killed before the other two were thankfully rescued by Mexican authorities.
The President of Mexico said today he would campaign against me & anyone who wants to target the cartels.
1. Bring it. Lol.
2. Get a grip. You should be campaigning against the cartels who are MURDERING your own people, not the Americans who want to help eradicate them.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) March 9, 2023
Lastnight 5 handcuffed men were adandoned in the streets of Matamoros with them a message in which the Gulf Cartel accuses them of having participated in the kidnapping of Americans and apologizes for the death of three people, including a Mexican per source pic.twitter.com/37doSnJ2cP
— Jorge Ventura Media (@VenturaReport) March 9, 2023
This is not the first time Mexico has threatened to meddle in US politics over an issue that they have failed to address themselves. López Obrador has now threatened to appeal to Mexicans who live and work in the United States, as well as all Hispanics, to boycott the Republican party if they continue with their proposal. This is a blatant attempt to undermine the democratic process of the United States and shows an utter lack of respect for the US’s sovereignty.
Of particular concern is the fact that López Obrador specifically aimed his ire at Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), who has been instrumental in pushing for the Republican initiative. Crenshaw, a former Navy SEAL who lost an eye in battle, has served his country with honor and distinction, and the fact that López Obrador would single him out like this is unacceptable.
It is time for Mexico to stop deflecting and start taking responsibility for the crime and corruption that has run rampant throughout their country. The US government has every right to label cartels as terrorist organizations and use the military to fight them, especially when American citizens are being kidnapped and murdered on Mexican soil. López Obrador’s threats are nothing more than empty words from a failed leader who is more concerned with protecting drug lords than his own citizens.