GOP To Deploy Military To Where?

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( – On Monday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that he was planning on introducing legislation that would “set the stage” for U.S. military force in Mexico. He further added that it was time for them to “get tough” with Mexico.

Graham told Fox News Jesse Watters that he believed former president Donald Trump’s advice regarding Mexico policy should be followed. As he noted Mexico should be put “on notice” stating that if the country continued to act as a safe harbor for drug dealers, then the United States would become the country’s enemy.

Graham further stated that he would be introducing legislation that would categorize some Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations in the U.S. This would also set the grounds for the use of military force if needed.

However, despite his claims, it is not yet clear what type of legislation Graham is going to be introducing. For the U.S. to take military action in Mexico they would need an Authorization for Use of Military Force which would require a pass both through Congress and a signature from the President.  President Biden would continue to have direct control over the military and armed forces even if it passes through Congress.

So far, the President has been focused on collaborating with Mexico in an effort to block the entry of illicit drugs into the U.S. through the shared border.

On Tuesday, a Mexican governor announced that out of the four Americans who were kidnapped during their trip to Mexico on Friday, two were found dead, one was wounded and the last one was unarmed.

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