Can he really do this?
On Thursday (March 9), Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador warned he would launch an “information campaign” against Republicans to dissuade Mexicans and Hispanics from voting for the party unless lawmakers change their treatment of Mexico.
Lopez Obrador explained that starting on Thursday, the Mexican Government would “start an information campaign” aimed at Mexicans and Hispanics “who live and work in the United States.”
The Mexican President explained that the campaign would reveal what the Mexican Government is doing in Mexico and how the “initiative by the Republicans” wasn’t only “irresponsible” but also “an offense against the people of Mexico, a lack of respect for [Mexico’s] independence, [Mexico’s] sovereignty.”
Lopez Obrador added that if the GOP would continue using Mexico for “propaganda, electoral, and political purposes,” the Mexican Government would insist that “not one vote” is made to Republicans from Mexicans and Hispanics.
Lopez Obrador made his remarks in response to Republicans’ calls that the U.S. crackdown on the smuggling of fentanyl into the country, even suggesting military action.
On Wednesday (March 8), Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (S.C.) called for the U.S. to unleash “fury and might” on the Mexican drug cartels.
Graham asserted that the U.S. would “destroy [the Mexican cartel’s] business model… because [the U.S.’s] national security… depends on us taking decisive action.”
Graham added that he was going to introduce legislation that would designate Mexican drug cartels as FTOs (foreign terrorist organizations), and the legislation would allow the U.S. military to go into Mexico to destroy the drug networks.