Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) said during an interview on Sunday that when he approached President Joe Biden about using the U.S. military to take out Mexican drug cartels, the president rebuffed him and said that it was a “bad idea.”
Kennedy made the remarks on “Fox News Sunday” with host Shannon Bream when discussing former Attorney General William Barr’s recent op-ed in The Wall Street Journal urging the Biden administration to use the military against the cartels.
“Look, the cartels, we know who they are,” Kennedy said. “They are killing Americans on both sides of the border. And the fact is that the American military could partner with the Mexican military and the Mexican police, and we could wipe out the cartels.”
“But President Lopez Obrador in Mexico refuses to do that. And when Senator [Lindsey] Graham and I talked about the issue this year, this week rather, President Biden said it’s a bad idea. And the truth is that President Biden believes in open borders, but the cartels don’t seem to bother him. And President Lopez Obrador can answer for himself, but I don’t get why he would turn down American help with killing cartels that are killing our people.”
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