Leftist Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, also known as AMLO, threatened the Republican Party during a press conference on Thursday for wanting to use the U.S. military to destroy the nation’s powerful multi-billion dollar drug cartels.
Obrador’s remarks come as Republican lawmakers and top former officials, like former Attorney General William Barr, have called for using the U.S. military in recent weeks to put an end to the billions of dollars worth of drugs pouring into the U.S., which are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths per year. The cartels made $13 billion last year from human smuggling alone.
The remarks from lawmakers come after four Americans were kidnapped in Mexico this week and two of them ended up being murdered.
“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 declared at 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.”
CLICK HERE TO GET THE DAILY WIRE APP
“A lack of respect for our independence, for our sovereignty,” he continued. “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 said as he wagged 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
Related: Ted Cruz Highlights How Much Mexican Drug Cartels Have Grown As A Result Of Biden’s Policies