When the 2024 election rolls around, and when the Democrats looks to defend their stance on border security, it will behoove our nation to remember Donald Trump’s pure and unadulterated transformation of the argument.
Trump billed himself as border defender numero uno during his first term, (no pun intended, por favor), and his 2020 electoral defeat ushered in a new era of caravans and illegal crossings the likes of which our nation has never experienced before.
But his legacy lives on, and the threat that he poses to the ruthless Mexican drug cartels as a potential President again in 2024 appears to have one of the black market’s most notorious gangs bending the knee.
A secretive faction of Mexico’s notorious Gulf Cartel apologized and turned in five members who they say are responsible for the broad-daylight kidnapping that killed two Americans last week.
The cartel’s Scorpions group said it “decided to turn over those who were directly involved and responsible in the events” related to the March 3 abduction of four Americans in the border city of Matamoros, according to a letter leaked to the Associated Press by a Tamaulipas state law enforcement source.
The cartel was in full damage-control mode.
The letter also claimed the five members “acted under their own decision-making and lack of discipline” when they attacked victims Latavia “Tay” McGee, Shaeed Woodard, Zindell Brown, and Eric James Williams.
This sudden and surprising act of pseudo-civility comes just weeks after 2024 GOP candidate Trump stated his intent to use the US military and “terrorist” designations to take on the cartels, and the Gulf syndicate could be hoping to avoid his wrath should Trump find himself as the Commander in Chief in 22 months’ time.
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