Marjorie Taylor Greene resolution would officially declare war against 10 Mexican cartels

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QUOTE: What the legislation does

A new congressional resolution would officially declare war against 10 Mexico-based drug and gang cartels:

The Sinaloa Cartel

The Jalisco New General Cartel

The Los Zetas and Cartel del Noreste

The Gulf Cartel

The Tijuana Cartel

The Juarez Cartel and La Linea

The Beltran-Levya Organization

The Guerreros Unidos

The Los Rojos

La Familia Michoacána and Knights Templar Cartel

The resolution was introduced on October 11 as H.J.Res. 95, by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA14).

How it would be implemented

If enacted, this would mark the first time in U.S. history that war is declared on a non-nation. While the specific cartels in question are all based in Mexico, the declaration of war wouldn’t be against Mexico itself.

However, the war would still be fought on Mexican ground, likely killing Mexican civilians as collateral damage.

But would it only be fought on Mexican ground?

A line in the legislative text’s preamble says: These ruthless, violent, criminal organizations have associates, facilitators, and brokers in all 50 states of the United States.” If Congress declares war on Mexican cartels but they also operate in the U.S., that line could be interpreted as providing cover for U.S. military deployment in the U.S.

Then again, even if Congress did declare this war, the president as commander-in-chief would actually wage it. Joe Biden, or another potential future Democratic president, could always do so using a range of options.

For example, If the political conditions are favorable enough, a president might veto it outright. Or they might obey the letter but not the spirit of the law — for example, sending a mere token force of troops to abide by the congressional mandate, rather than wage an all-out war” as congressional supporters intended. END QUOTE


November 13, 2023

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