Passionate Republican voters are sounding the alarm about the growing threat that Mexican cartels pose to the United States. The recent kidnapping of four Americans in Mexico, after crossing the border from Texas, has sparked outrage among Republicans.
The FBI is trying to locate the four Americans who were last seen on Friday in the northern Mexico border city of Matamoros, Tamaulipas. This area is notorious for warring factions of the Gulf drug cartel.
The Republican party is blaming President Biden’s immigration policies for the kidnappings, arguing that his lack of enforcement at the border has emboldened Mexico’s cartels.
Republican Senator Tom Cotton from Arkansas stated that “the cartels couldn’t ask for a better partner in crime than Joe Biden—his weakness allows them to operate unchecked.” He also argued that Biden needs to secure the border and declare war against the cartels to protect Americans from drugs and violence.
According to Republican Representative Matt Gaetz from Florida, “Mexico has become a captive narco state with compromised leaders, but even corrupt Mexican officials don’t enrich the cartels as much as President Biden does.
We will continue to see the cartels and thugs emboldened as Biden projects weakness.” Republican Senator Rick Scott from Florida, Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), said, “Dictators, cartels, and bad guys around the world know that Biden is a weak appeaser with open border policies, and they’re absolutely taking advantage.”
The recent events have sparked fear among Republicans, who are calling for stronger measures against the cartels. Republican Senator Marco Rubio from Florida recently introduced legislation to ensure that individuals who pay cartels, smugglers, and coyotes face criminal charges for enriching criminals’ pockets.
In conclusion, Republicans are outraged at the recent kidnapping of Americans in Mexico by cartels. They blame President Biden’s immigration policies for emboldening the cartels and call for stronger measures to protect Americans from drugs and violence.