The President called Congressman Dan Crenshaw, who called for US troops to intervene in our country, an interventionist.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador reiterated on Friday, March 10th, that he will defend the country’s sovereignty in the face of a proposal by US legislators to allow their armed forces to enter Mexico to fight drug trafficking gangs.
At Thursday’s press conference, López Obrador called Dan Crenshaw an interventionist, who proposed declaring the drug trafficking groups that bring fentanyl to the U.S. as terrorist groups and thus empowering his government to send troops to Mexico.
After Crenshaw’s insistence, this Friday, the President called the legislator and others who have echoed his proposal “whippersnappers”. (According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word “whippersnapper” means “an inexperienced person considered to be presumptuous or overconfident“).
What do these whippersnappers think they are, interventionist, arrogant? Mexico must be respected. Our countrymen should know how they want to obtain political benefits from aggression against Mexico and that Mexico must be respected because Mexico is an independent, free, sovereign country, and if they used to do what they wanted it was because they were allowed to do so,” said López Obrador.
He said that the Mexican government will not remain silent in the face of the attempts of what he considered “anti-Mexican” Republican legislators.
Nor will we remain silent and say, ‘don’t listen to them, they want to get along with the ultra-conservatives in the United States, the anti-Mexicans in the United States’. That is what they are looking for, to use us as a flag for their politicking,” he reiterated.
He said that the meeting he had with the U.S. government messenger for National Security Issues, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, was positive.
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