After the 2016 election, the media hyped Russian interference in the election. Although it was proven false, they still continue to report it as fact. At the same time, they are ignoring that Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has announced that his country will be interfering the U.S. elections to help elect Democrats.
He said that Mexico will launch an “information campaign” that will target the Republicans who are calling for military action against Mexican drug labs.
“Starting today we are going to start an information campaign for Mexicans who live and work in the United States and for all Hispanics to inform them of what we are doing in Mexico and how this initiative by the Republicans, in addition to being irresponsible, is an offense against the people of Mexico, a lack of respect for our independence, our sovereignty,” Obrador said, according to Fox News.
He said the goal of the campaign is to make sure not one vote from a Hispanic American is for Republicans. He called the Republican Party “interventionist, inhumane, hypocritical, and corrupt.”
While it is understandable that Obrador should want to defend his country, he is overstepping his authority by attempting to interfere with American elections.
For one thing, his actions could easily backfire on both the Democrats and the Mexican government. At times, President Joe Biden’s support for his border policies has been lower among Hispanics than the American public at large. One report showed 29 percent of Americans approved of the President’s handling of the border crisis while only 27 percent of Hispanic Americans did.
Obrador is taking his action because Republican lawmakers had been criticizing Mexico’s handling of the cartels there.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina has said he will introduce legislation that would allow the U.S. to “unleash” the military into Mexico against drug cartels. Whether such legislation should pass is another story, but it shows the growing frustration some people have with the lack of progress against the drug cartels. They cross from Mexico into the U.S., cause problems, and then return to the relative safety of Mexico where U.S. law enforcement can’t reach them.
Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas directly challenged Obrador, “All we want is to finally take on the powerful criminal elements that terrorize the Mexican people, pay off and threaten Mexican politicians, and poison Americans.
‘You’re against that, Mr. President? Who do you represent? The cartels or the people?’”
And now, Obrador has answered that challenge. He represents the cartels.
Rather than deal with the problem, Obrador wants to refocus the attention. “Here [in Mexico] we do not produce fentanyl, and we do not have consumption of fentanyl,” he said, according to Fox News.
It’s not surprising he should want to support Democrats because he is taking a page from their playbook. He would have more impact if he said, “Yes, Mexico has a drug and crime problem, much like the crime problem America faces in its large cities. We are watching to see how you fix the problem, so we can follow your example.”
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