Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the Leftist Mexican President who is also known as AMLO, threatened the members of the Republican Party as part of a press conference late last week for wanting to use the power of the U.S. military to deal with the country’s powerful multi-billion dollar drug cartels.
The comments from Obrador take place as groups of Republican legislators and top former officials, such as former Attorney General William Barr, have sounded the call for making use of the U.S. military over the past few weeks to put a swift end to the billions of dollars worth of drugs flooding into the U.S. across the southern border, which have been labeled as the cause for tens of thousands of deaths per year. The cartels were able to make $13 billion last year from their operations smuggling humans alone.
The statements from lawmakers were issued after a group of four American citizens were kidnapped while taking a trip to Mexico this past week and two of the four wound up being murdered by the cartels.
“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,” he exclaimed as part of a press conference. “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.”
“A lack of respect for our independence, for our sovereignty,” he went on. “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.”
“Because we do not accept what this senator said yesterday,” he stated has he condescendingly waggled his finger. “Mexico is to be respected. We are not a protectorate of the United States. Nor a colony of the United States. Mexico is a free, independent, and sovereign country.”
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