Senator Tom Cotton's warning to Mexico: “If you cannot protect US citizens, the United States will take action on the matter”


The criticisms towards the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador for the multi-homicide of the LeBarón family do not cease. In less than 48 hours from the massacre, several senators and even the president of the United States, Donald Trump, have publicly exterminated their fear of the growing violence that is registered in various states of Mexico.

This time it was the Republican Senator Tom Cotton who warned that, given the possible inability of his neighbor to keep his citizenship safe, The US would be forced to intervene.

Cotton, one of the most influential voices in the Republican party, criticized the policy of "hugs not bullets" so widespread by López Obrador, cataloging it as "a fairy tale". In interview for Fox newsHe recalled that the death of nine Mexican-American citizens is further proof that the administration of Tabasco has flaws in its security strategy.

“President López Obrador came to office almost a year ago saying that his strategy to deal with cartels was going to be more hugs, not bullets. That may work in a fairy tale for children, but in the real world when three American women and six children were shot and burned alive, the only thing that can counter bullets with larger bullets", said.

For the Republican senator, Obrador's response to the violence of the cartels is compared to those of those leaders who They refuse to confront terrorist groups or dictators. "They take it as a sign of weakness and go against the innocent."

Like him, the Republican senator Lindsey Graham declared that in the face of the increasing violence that is registered in various parts of the country he prefers to visit Syria than go to some places in Mexico.

“There are some parts of Mexico where … I would rather go to Syria than Mexico, there are some places that are outlawed”, The legislator told the state of South Carolina, referring to the attack on the LeBarón family.

Graham referred to the members of the drug cartels as terrorists and lamented the death of US citizens in the massacre which took place on Monday, in the limits of the states of Sonora and Chihuahua.

The Republican and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney joined the reviews by ensuring that the United States must work with Mexican officials so that "those responsible for this violence are held accountable."

In this series of messages, the president himself Donald Trump showed his outrage over the death of the LeBarón. "A wonderful family and friends from Utah were caught between two vicious drug cartels, which shot at each other, resulting in the death of great Americans – including young children – and some missing," the commentary began. American on your Twitter account. And he continued: “If Mexico needs or asks for help to clean these monsters, the United States is ready, willing and able to get involved and do the job quickly and effectively.”.

The warnings from the neighboring government have gone somewhat unnoticed by the Mexican president, who on Wednesday thanked the help offered by his neighbors, but insisted that the strategy implemented by your government will "work".

“This unfortunate fact of the LeBarón family, because children lose their lives, it hurts a lot, but are we going to want to solve the problem the same, declaring war? in the case of our country it was shown that it does not work (…) then we thank President Trump for his willingness to support, but at the same time we thank him for being respectful of our sovereignty and we also respect the opinions of a Republican senator, ”said the president.


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