Mexican president vows to interfere in U.S. elections against Republicans, receives no pushback from Biden White House

 March 11, 2023

For all of the hyperventilation from Democrats in recent years about foreign governments meddling in U.S. elections, they have been remarkably silent about the recent vow from the leftist president of Mexico to do exactly that.

On Thursday, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised to mount an "information campaign" to urge all Hispanics and Mexicans living in the U.S. to vote against the Republican Party and its candidates, Fox News reported.

The announced plan from Lopez Obrador to interfere in U.S. elections came in response to growing talk among Republican lawmakers about the dire need to take action against the Mexican drug cartels, including by authorizing the use of military force or declaring them to be foreign terrorist organizations, particularly for its production and trafficking of deadly fentanyl and other illicit drugs.

Promise to meddle in U.S. elections

"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," Mexican President Lopez Obrador said during a Thursday press conference, according to CNS News. "We are not a protectorate of the United States, nor a colony of the United States."

"Starting today we are going to launch an information campaign for Mexicans who live and work in the United States, and for all Hispanics," he continued, "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."

"And if they do not change their attitude and think that they are going to use Mexico for their propaganda, electoral, and political purposes, we are going to call for them not to vote for that party, because it is interventionist, inhumane, hypocritical, and corrupt," Lopez Obrador added.

The Mexican president also outrageously denied that any fentanyl whatsoever is produced or consumed or trafficked by Mexico, and asserted that the problem solely existed within the United States and should be dealt with by Americans as such.

GOP-led efforts to combat Mexican drug cartels

In reaction to those remarks, Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) tweeted, "The President of Mexico said today he would campaign against me & anyone who wants to target the cartels," and added, "1. Bring it. Lol. 2. Get a grip. You should be campaigning against the cartels who are MURDERING your own people, not the Americans who want to help eradicate them."

Rep. Crenshaw, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, in January joined with Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL), also a U.S. Army combat veteran, to introduce legislation for an Authorization of the Use of Military Force (AUMF) by the U.S. military and U.S. law enforcement to take targeted action against the Mexican drug cartels.

Likewise, a handful of Republican senators have also reintroduced legislation that would designate specifically named Mexican drug cartels as "Foreign Terrorist Organizations," which would ostensibly provide more tools for the federal government to take action against those cartels, including freezing assets, banning entry into the U.S., and prosecuting those who provide support to the organizations.

Those efforts received significant attention this week after four American citizens were kidnapped by cartel gunmen in Mexico, two of whom were killed, not to mention the undisputed fact that the cartels are heavily involved in trafficking illegal aliens and illicit drugs across the border, including fentanyl, which leads to anywhere from 70-80,000 American overdose deaths annually.

No condemnation from White House

President Joe Biden, who is friendly with his Mexican counterpart and recently visited him in Mexico City for a summit in January, does not appear to have condemned or even addressed the clear promise from Lopez Obrador to interfere in the next U.S. election cycle, nor has the White House press office.

The White House did, however, release on Friday a joint statement from the U.S. and Mexico about their previously agreed-upon efforts to crack down cooperatively on drug trafficking, especially opioids like fentanyl, and the criminal cartels, and did make mention of the Americans who were kidnapped and killed in Mexico in recent days.

Given that the White House would most assuredly speak out with condemnatory language against any other foreign leader who vowed to meddle in U.S. elections in opposition to the Democratic Party, we can only presume that the Biden administration condones and supports the stated intent of the Mexican president to interfere against the Republican Party.

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