Mexican President Threatens to Launch ‘Information Campaign’ Against Republicans, Denies Fentanyl Production in Country
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has come under fire for his response to Republican lawmakers’ calls to crack down on cartels and smuggling of fentanyl across the southern border. On Thursday, he denied that the deadly drug is produced in Mexico and threatened to launch an “information campaign” to convince Mexicans and Hispanics living in the United States not to vote for Republican candidates. The president’s comments have ignited a fierce debate, with critics accusing him of turning a blind eye to the issue of drug trafficking and putting politics above public health and safety. The ongoing drug epidemic in the United States has claimed countless lives, and the need for a joint effort to tackle this crisis has never been more pressing.
“We’re going to destroy their business model and their lifestyle because our national security and the security of the United States as a whole depends on us taking decisive action.”
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (S.C.) recently called for the use of military power to eradicate drug cartels, stating, “We’re going to destroy their business model and their lifestyle because our national security and the security of the United States as a whole depends on us taking decisive action.” Graham plans to introduce bipartisan legislation designating drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, further emphasizing the need for drastic measures against drug trafficking.
The Senator made it clear that the proposed action would not involve invading Mexico or shooting down Mexican aircraft, but rather destroying drug labs that are contributing to the poisoning of Americans. As drug overdoses continue to claim countless lives, effective measures are required to combat the epidemic. The proposed legislation could be a significant step forward in protecting public health and safety by addressing the source of the problem.
“It’s time we authorize military force against them. Are you listening, @lopezobrador_? We would love for you to be a partner. Help us help you.”
Republican Representative Dan Crenshaw has joined the chorus of voices calling for military action against Mexican drug cartels following the recent deaths of two Americans. In a direct Twitter message to President Lopez Obrador, Crenshaw urged the Mexican government to authorize military force against the cartels, stating, “It’s time we authorize military force against them. Are you listening, @lopezobrador_? We would love for you to be a partner. Help us help you.” Crenshaw’s appeal for partnership emphasizes the need for a joint effort to combat the escalating drug epidemic.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has also weighed in on the issue, acknowledging that fentanyl is being deliberately spread by cartels in America. While the Mexican government has been providing support, Garland asserts that they could do much more to address the issue. The need for urgent and decisive action against drug cartels has never been more pressing, and it’s crucial for countries to work together to tackle this crisis.
In response to calls for military action against drug cartels by Republican lawmakers, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has announced an “information campaign” to inform Mexicans and Hispanics in the United States about the country’s efforts to combat drug trafficking. The President has also criticized the Republicans’ stance, calling it “irresponsible” and “an offense against the people of Mexico, a lack of respect for our independence, our sovereignty.”
Lopez Obrador went on to issue a warning to the Republican party, stating that if they continue to use Mexico for their “propaganda, electoral, and political purposes,” his administration will encourage Mexicans and Hispanics not to vote for them. The President’s strong words highlight the growing tensions between the United States and Mexico over the issue of drug trafficking. It’s clear that more needs to be done to address this crisis, and cooperation between nations is essential in finding a solution.
Despite calls for military intervention against drug cartels, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has reiterated that Mexico does not produce fentanyl and called for the United States to address its own drug problem. In response to Republican lawmakers’ calls to crack down on cartels and drug smuggling over the southern border, the President announced an “information campaign” to inform Mexicans and Hispanics in the United States about the country’s efforts to combat drug trafficking.
Mexican Pres Lopez Obrador threatens to advise Mexican Americans not to vote GOP. Claims fentanyl not made in Mexico. So who makes it, Martians? Republican lawmakers have proposed war on cartels. Lopez needn't worry. Toothless tigers don't bite.https://t.co/txTb78vUFg
— David C. Stolinsky (@DCStolinsky) March 10, 2023
Lopez Obrador maintained that Mexico is not the source of fentanyl and criticized the United States for not taking responsibility for its own drug crisis. He emphasized the need for the United States to address its own social decay and called on the country to take action against the Sinaloa and CJNG Cartels, which are reportedly mass-producing fentanyl at secret factories in Mexico with chemicals sourced from China, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.