Crenshaw Voices Concern Over Fentanyl Crisis, Urges Action

Even though the majority of Republicans in the House committee are on board with the latest border security bill, Rep. Dan Crenshaw isn’t so sure about how effective it’ll actually be.

He went on to criticize whoever designed it, due to an obvious lack of one of the most important points it was supposed to address, that being the Mexican drug cartels and their influence on the border situation.

The fentanyl crisis needs to come to an end

Crenshaw took to Twitter to express just how dissatisfied he was with the bill, adding he’s working on an amendment to it. This would allow for additional action to be taken against cartels, their finances, and anyone aiding them in their operations.

The thing is, Crenshaw is spot on with his criticism. Dealing with the cartels at the border is the only real way to prevent illegal and deadly drugs from flowing into the US at this rate.

On top of this, the cartels operate with little care for where their product ends up, meaning they’re more than willing to sell their drugs, even if they know they’ll be sold to children.

This means fentanyl poisoning numbers will continue to grow as long as the drug cartels are allowed to illegally cross the border with their product. Without significant action being taken against them, this crisis will never end.

Dealing with the cartels on their home turf

While Crenshaw may have missed it though, a single provision in the bill does address the cartels; although it’s nothing more than a study into whether they should be labeled as terrorist organizations or not.

One could easily argue the amount of deaths they’ve caused is more than enough to warrant this label, but the woke mob is vehemently against this. So are Mexican officials, as they know it would allow the US to deal with them across the border as well.

Another issue with cartels being treated as terrorist organizations is it would allow for greater numbers of people to begin seeking asylum in the US. With the current situation at the border and in the “sanctuary cities,” that’s no longer an option.

A bit earlier this year, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claimed the US looking to take action against Mexican drug cartels shows a lack of respect for the country’s sovereignty and ability to deal with them on their own.

He even threatened to campaign against every Republican who would support and advocate for any such action.

This prompted Crenshaw to file a resolution that would condemn the Mexican president for attempting to interfere in the American election process.

This article appeared in Our Patriot and has been published here with permission.