Daily Caller: ‘There Is A Precedent’: Tom Cotton Reiterates Need For US Military Action Against Mexican Drug Cartels

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas renewed his call for designating Mexican drug cartels as terrorist organizations during a Wednesday CNBC appearance.

“We have an emergency at our southern border. We’ve had five million illegal aliens cross since Joe Biden came into office. That’s the source of almost all drugs in America today. It really doesn’t come from other countries anymore, almost all [of it] comes from Mexico,” Cotton told “Squawk Box” co-hosts Joe Kernen and Andrew Ross Sorkin. “Last year we had over 100,000 drug deaths in this country, almost twice as many people died than in the entire Vietnam War. So it really is an emergency. So we have to secure our border. We — we have to crack down on fentanyl traffickers in particular here in America. I would suggest we need to — to take the fight to the cartels themselves.” (RELATED: Scarborough Says Democrats Are Out Of Touch With Majority Of Americans On Immigration)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) encountered an all-time high of nearly 2.3 million migrants on the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal year 2022, which does not include so-called “got aways,” or those who evade law enforcement.

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