Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R, Texas) descended on Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador from Mexico this week, a leftist Mexican President, in retaliation to AMLO’s recent meltdown over how the country’s drug problem is being addressed.
AMLO lashed out at the Republican Party in a press conference late last year for wanting to use U.S. military power to eliminate the nation’s powerful, multi-billion dollar drug traficking organizations. These are some of the strongest in the world.
AMLO’s comments came after four Americans were kidnapped and two of them murdered last week in Mexico. A number of U.S. officials called for the use of the U.S. Military to defeat the cartels to prevent tens of thousands of Americans dying each year from overdoses.
“Starting today, we are going to initiate an information campaign (aimed at) Mexicans who live and work in the United States, and all Hispanics, to inform them about what we are doing in Mexico and how this initiative from the Republicans, besides being irresponsible, is an offense against the people of Mexico,” AMLO. “A lack of respect for our independence, for our sovereignty. And if they do not change their attitude and think that they are going to use Mexico for their propagandist, electioneering, and (dirty) political purposes, we are going to call for them not to vote for that party, (due to its being) interventionist, inhumane, hypocritical, and corrupt.”
Crenshaw, who earlier this year introduced legislation that would allow the U.S. military intervention in Mexico to eliminate the cartels’, responded to AMLO’s comments during a Fox News Radio interview with Guy Benson.
“I mean, this president is out of control. If you weren’t sure if he was bought off by the cartels before, you can be pretty sure now, because this was an unprovoked set of comments from him,” Crenshaw spoke. “You know, I never called him out by name. I never, never said anything about him in particular. I just said, look, you’ve got to go after these cartels that have been terrorizing Mexicans for 20 years. I mean, nobody even knows the real numbers. But it’s tens of thousands of murders and disappearances of Mexican citizens every year from these cartels.”
“Americans are taking notice now because of the fentanyl issue — they’re lacing street drugs with fentanyl,” Crenshaw was not finished. “This is a poisoning problem, it’s less of a drug problem and more of a poisoning problem.”
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