A plan to battle the drug cartels proposed by former President Donald Trump's campaign is making the rounds on Twitter. Rep. Mike Waltz (R-FL-6) praises this plan as "a serious proposal for how to take on the Cartels!"
A serious proposal for how to take on the Cartels! pic.twitter.com/Tyocgn22px
— Rep. Mike Waltz (@michaelgwaltz) January 6, 2023
The first tactic outlined in the graphic, of course, is restoring Trump's border policies. Second is a "total naval embargo," which evidently means a blockade, presumably if cartels attempt to expand smuggling over water once denied land access.
Third, Trump calls on the Dept. of Defense to "inflict maximum damage on cartel leadership and operations." Subsequently, cartels are to designated foreign terrorist organizations. From there, Trump demands to "choke off their access to the global financial system." This will require "full cooperation" with neighboring governments to help dismantle these cartels.
Finally, it calls on drug smuggling and human trafficking to be considered eligible for capital punishment.
Altogether, it is very clear Trump intends to go scorched-earth on the cartels, and Waltz could not agree more.
After all, Rep. Waltz says Trump is "absolutely right" about the cartels back in May in a Fox News Op-Ed.
"We shouldn’t dismiss President Trump’s idea that the time for these drug cartels’ reckoning has come" because "these cartels have been terrorizing our country for years by importing drugs and violence, as well as playing a part in destabilizing our southern border," said Rep. Waltz. Therefore, "it's time we take the fight to the cartels' home turf." Even if that means direct intervention.
In November, Waltz slams Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas for his infamous statement that the border is secure.
"Mayorkas continues to either lie to Congress or is ignorant. Director Wray’s clear admission cartels are rampant at the border undercuts the Biden Administration’s claim. A GOP majority we will continue to expose these falsehoods through investigations," Waltz told The Floridian.