Nehls States that He Doesn't Mind if the U.S. Kills Mexican Drug Cartel Members

Nehls States that He Doesn't Mind if the U.S. Kills Mexican Drug Cartel Members

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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February 6, 2024

U.S. Congressman Troy Nehls (R-TX) spoke with Texas Politics regarding the Senate border deal that was released on Sunday and had some strong words for the Mexican drug cartels with it.

According to CNN, the deal will allow an influx of illegal immigrants into the country through the southern border but provide $20.23 billion for “operational needs and capabilities” and resources for the newly proposed border policies.

The $118.2 billion package in total would offer more than $60 billion in aid to Ukraine and $14.1 billion for Israel as well.

Rep. Nehls believes Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) should continue his course of action in protecting the southern border. He did say, however, that “I don’t think it’s going to get to that point, where we have National Guard soldiers fighting Border Patrol agents.”

Furthermore, Rep. Nehls had some harsh words for the drug cartels should the U.S. encounter the Mexican crime organizations with force.

“Well, I don’t mind if we went out and killed a few of them. Think about this, guys: They’re killing the American people by the hundreds a day. And what are we doing? We’re pussyfooting around? That’s what we’re doing, we’re pussyfooting around with these guys, they’re killing Americans every day,” said Rep. Nehls.

He continued, “Do you think that the White House cares? They don’t seem to care. When’s the last time they’ve actually said we really want to address the fentanyl crisis in this country? And you know how you address it? You shut down the southern border. They don’t want to shut down the southern border.”

Finally, Nehls stated that the proposed Senate border deal is "not good for America,” and only “traps” Republicans in Congress.

“I don’t think this is good for America. This isn’t about border security. This is about improving [President Biden’s] 33% dismal rating because when it fails in the House here, what’s the dishonest media going to do? They’re going to say Republicans aren’t serious about securing the border,” said Rep. Nehls.

“They say they want a secure border, but they’re not going to do it. And then the dishonest media – everyone’s going want to blame the Republicans to try to improve his 33% dismal rating. Joe Biden is finished. And when Donald Trump comes back we’ll actually do something about the southern border.”

Congressman Nehls represents Texas’ 22nd District.

Moreover, in January of 2023, Rep. Crenshaw and Representative Mike Waltz (R-FL) introduced a bill that would authorize military use against cartels. Former Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) tapped the Texas Republican to lead a Congressional task force on the matter.

In response to the appointment, Crenshaw said that he was proud to be heading a "task force specifically focused on neutralizing the Mexican drug cartels.”

Crenshaw warned that “the cartels have operational control over our southern border, facilitate and take advantage of our immigration crisis, and are killing tens of thousands of Americans every year with fentanyl."

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Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a senior at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE) and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the Sports Editor of the FSView and the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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