Cruz Blasts Mexico’s AMLO For ‘Trying To Extort America’
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 31: Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, questions witnesses during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Big Tech and the Online Child Sexual Exploitation Crisis," in Dirksen building on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) slammed lefist Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as AMLO, this week over his demand that the U.S. give billions of dollars to Latin American countries and assist Marxist regimes or else Mexico will continue to allow illegal aliens to flood the U.S. southern border.

Cruz’s remarks come after AMLO claimed during an interview that aired on Sunday that he ended corruption in Mexico and that the hundreds of political assassinations that are carried out every year in his country are not a threat to democracy.

AMLO demanded earlier this year that if the U.S. wanted help in combating the millions of illegal aliens entering through the southern border, the U.S. must give tens of billions of dollars per year to countries in Latin America, give work visas to 10 million illegal aliens in the U.S., lift sanctions on socialist Venezuela, and end the embargo of communist Cuba.

“Notice his demands. His demands are end the embargo against Cuba. And end the sanctions against Venezuela,” Cruz said on his “Verdict” podcast.

“He’s standing with communist dictators in Cuba and Venezuela,” he said. “That’s who he aligns himself with is the hard-Left anti-American Communist axis through Latin America. That’s who AMLO is. So it’s not surprising. That’s who he’s always been.”

“Is he trying to extort America? Of course,” Cruz said before comparing AMLO’s remarks to the mob trying to shake down a business. “‘Nice little bar you got here, shame if something happened to it. Boy, a fire would do real damage.’ He said, ‘Well, we’ll keep these migrants coming. Unless you pay us off. Just you know, a bag of cash each week would be good. I’ll send my guys to pick it up.’”


Cruz said that AMLO — whose policy for dealing with drug cartels is “hugs not bullets” — is not afraid of President Joe Biden because Biden “is weak.”

“Look, Marxist gonna Marxist. That’s who they are,” he added. “He is going to engage in anti-American rhetoric. The only thing he responds to his strength. This Biden White House is not capable of strength against leftist, against enemies of America. They’re only capable of strength against our friends. They’re only capable of undermining allies of America.”

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