I am a strong believer in ending the drug war—prohibition only creates the black markets we see now.
That being said, open borders aren’t exactly helping to solve the current fentanyl crisis that media personalities claim is ravaging the nation.
American and Mexican officials have taken turns pointing fingers at each other and playing the blame game when it comes to framing responsibility for the current problems that drug cartels pose.
In the latest exchange, Mexican President Lopez Obrador outright denied that fentanyl comes from, or is manufactured in Mexico. …
He then went on to say that he is launching an informational campaign against Republicans to sway the American vote against them.
Meanwhile, Senator Ted Cruz recently posted this message, criticizing Biden’s failed border policies and pointing out that Obrador is no opponent to such policies:
Mexican President Obrador thanked President Biden for his open border policies.
This sums up President Biden’s border stance.
He has no intention of fixing the problem.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 8, 2023
Republican Vivek Ramaswamy vowed that if Mexico did nothing to curb the cartel activity then U.S. forces would come and do it for them:
If the US military has one job, it’s to protect Americans on *our own soil.* I will call Mexico President Obrador in Jan 2025 with a clear message: we will support you in decimating the cartels. And if you don’t, we’ll come in and do it for you. Time to end the fentanyl crisis. https://t.co/wYHmiU4lHj
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) March 2, 2023
Fox News provided a translation of Obrador’s initiative:
“Starting today we are going to start an information campaign for Mexicans who live and work in the United States and for all Hispanics to inform them of what we are doing in Mexico and how this initiative by the Republicans, in addition to being irresponsible, is an offense against the people of Mexico, a lack of respect for our independence, our sovereignty,” he said.
“And if they do not change their attitude and think that they are going to use Mexico for their propaganda, electoral, and political purposes, we are going to call for them not to vote for that party, because it is interventionist, inhumane, hypocritical, and corrupt,” Lopez Obrador said, later adding that Mexico would be insisting that “not one vote” goes to Republicans from Mexicans and Hispanics.
Listen carefully… Neither Joe Biden, nor Obrador, will mention CHINA 🇨🇳 when it comes to Fentanyl 💊
Now Obrador is just flatly denying it from Mexico 🇲🇽
I think we need a comment from our President. 🇺🇸
What a wasted trip to the Border. pic.twitter.com/I7HVjhC6XI
— Joni Job (@jj_talking) March 10, 2023
Rep. Dan Crenshaw fired back at Obrador with this comment, according to Washington Times:
Rep. Dan Crenshaw, a Texas Republican and prominent champion of using force against the cartels, told Mr. Lopez Obrador to “bring it.”
“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,” the congressman tweeted.
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