At a news conference on Thursday, Mexico’s leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, also known as AMLO, reportedly issued a warning to the Republican Party for seeking to employ the United States military to take on Mexico’s formidable multi-billion dollar drug gangs.
The comments made by Obrador come at a time when Republican lawmakers and top former officials, such as former Attorney General William Barr, have called for the use of the United States military in recent weeks to put an end to the flow of drugs into the United States that are worth billions of dollars and are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year.
“We establish our position at once: we are not going to allow any foreign government to intervene, much less the armed forces of a foreign government, to intervene in our territory. And 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 on Mexico.” the far-left president declared
“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.” he continued.
Obrador’s remarks come at a time when Republican lawmakers and top former officials have called for the use of the military to put an end to the flow of drugs into the United States.
After this week’s events in Mexico, in which four Americans were abducted and two of them were ultimately killed, politicians have begun making statements in response to the tragedy.
With some, such as Senator Lindsay Graham, demanding that the U.S. take a more muscular approach to tackling the danger of cartel violence.