The Republican senator is responsible for the initiative that seeks to declare the cartels operating in Mexico as terrorists (Photo: REUTERS/Leah Millis)
After President Andrés Manuel López Obrador established his position regarding the initiative of Republican congressmen that contemplates that the US army intervene in the fight against drug trafficking in Mexico, Senator Lindsey Graham responded by describing the Aztec country as a “narco-state”.
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It was upon his departure from the US Senate that the official gave statements to the NTN24 outlet, which were related to both his controversial initiative and the security strategy that the Tabasco president has promoted in Mexico.
In this way, Lindsey Graham endorsed her interest in working with the government of the self-styled Fourth Transformation because she believes that “the Mexican people are suffering from these drug cartels that have turned the State into a narco-state in some areas.”
Lindsey Graham criticized the security strategy of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Photo: REUTERS/Sumaya Hisham)
The Republican senator also expressed his concern about the more than 70,000 deaths that were registered last year in the United States related to fentanyl that Mexican cartels send daily to the country governed by Joe Biden.
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Likewise, and with a challenging message, Lindsey Graham urged the president of Mexico to “leave his game” to work together to eradicate the problem that affects US citizens.
It should be remembered that the Tabasco president accused the initiative of the Republican congressmen, Lindsey Graham and John Neely Kennedy, as an attempted interventionism by the United States in Mexico, for which he assured that his government “will not receive orders from anyone.”
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Given this, Lindsay Graham responded that US legislators were not going to sit idly by and that they have the ability to defend their people. Despite the fact that he insisted that he would like to work with the president of Mexico, the Republican senator criticized his security strategy, assuring that he is not giving results.
“Is not working. No more hugs,” said the Republican in an interview with NTN24.
Lindsey Graham defended her own initiative to declare Mexican cartels terrorists (REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein/File Photo)
In addition to assuring that Andrés Manuel López Obrador lost control of his own country, the Republican senator called on the people of Mexico to “remember, when they go to vote, that they are living in hell.”
Lindsey Graham launched a forceful dart when considering that Andrés Manuel López Obrador is making a political theater with his initiative and that if he does not change his behavior, his country will not remain with its arms crossed.
“If it doesn’t change its behavior and its own citizens suffer, my country is not going to sit idly by and it’s not going to be just about drug trafficking, which has created a narco-state in Mexico,” argued the Republican senator.
The US seeks to designate the cartels in Mexico as terrorists (Photo: Special)
On Wednesday afternoon, March 8, United States Republican senators announced that they will present a bill that promotes the declaration of drug cartels in Mexico as foreign terrorist organizations.
This proposal was made by Lindsey Graham and John Neely Kennedy with the aim of being able to activate more mechanisms to combat these criminal groups, such as the intervention of the United States army.
It was during a press conference that the congressmen detailed that this initiative arises in response to the boom that fentanyl has had in the United States, where it has left more than 71,000 deaths from overdoses.
Since that time, Lindsey Graham has labeled the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador as a “narco-terrorist state” since, she stated, it allows criminal organizations to act with impunity.
According to their list, the cartels they consider registering as “terrorists” are: Sinaloa, Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG), the Gulf, Los Zetas, the Northeast, Juárez, Tijuana, Los Beltrán Leyva and La Familia Michoacana.