Rep. Roy's Statement on Texas Governor Abbott designating Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations

WASHINGTON —Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) released the following statement after Texas Governor Greg Abbott's Executive Order No. GA-42 to designate Mexican drug cartels as foreign terrorist organizations:

Americans and migrants are suffering and dying at the hands of violent drug cartels in Mexico. Cartels are terrorist organizations and the U.S government should treat them as such; there are no more valid excuses for allowing them to commit further atrocities.

I’m glad to see Governor Abbott confront this glaring reality head-on. My colleagues should follow suit and pass my bill, H.R. 2600, to federally designate cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations.


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