Lou Dobbs had some pointed advice for Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador in the wake of mass shootings in the U.S. over the weekend.
The Fox Business Network host suggested Obrador reconsider his “grand idea” and clean up his own backyard before taking to lecturing America, reacting Monday on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” to the Mexican leader’s threat of legal action after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.
(Video: Fox Business)
Dobbs noted how Obrador is urging the U.S. to consider stricter gun laws while his government weighs legal action as Mexican nationals were among the 22 people killed in the El Paso shopping center on Saturday.
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“We consider this an act of terrorism against the community of Mexico,” Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard said during a Sunday press conference. “The Attorney General will evaluate requesting, if necessary elements are there, the extradition of the author or the authors of this action.”
Dobbs slammed the idea that Mexico would bring a lawsuit against the U.S. for Mexicans who died in the attack, and that the country which saw a 23 percent increase in its homicides last year, would dare to lecture its northern neighbor. Mexico saw its highest number of homicides on record with 25,339 in 2017.
“Perhaps the Department of Justice should sue the Mexican government. We might consider that for the loss of American lives as well,” Dobbs suggested Monday, noting that “67 Americans have been murdered in Mexico over the past year.”
“The Department of Justice should also sue for loss of human resources, American potential, collect on the cost of illegal immigration, drug smuggling that results in tens of thousands of drug overdoses, the devastation of so many young lives,” Dobbs added.
“Mexico and Lopes Obrador may want to rethink their grand idea,” he said.
Former Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Tom Homan, agreed with Dobbs, saying the Mexican government is “complicit” in the deaths of thousands of Americans due to its failure to hold drug cartels “accountable.”
(Video: Fox Business)
“The Mexican government, they’re complicit – they’re complicit in tens of thousands of American deaths every year by failing to hold their criminal cartels accountable,” Homan told Dobbs. “The drug cartels have been operating with impunity in Mexico for years and tens of thousands of Americans have died because of that,.”
“So we can point fingers at one another all day long, but the bottom line is that Americans have suffered much more at he hands of the Mexican government than the nationals of Mexico have ever suffered at the hands of the United States,” Homan said.
He noted that with the current good relationship between the two nations as Mexico has stepped up efforts to help deal with the border crisis, “now is not the tine” to be pointing fingers.
President Trump gave Dobbs and Homan a shout-out on Twitter, thanking them for their supportive words and adding a video of Homan defending his record on working with Mexico.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 6, 2019
“We’ve been trying to get Mexico to help for decades,” Homan said. “This president is the one that made it happen. Nobody else.”
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