Nothing takes the edge off of a busy Senator’s life like a combination mini Mexican vacation and pander-fest.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) took advantage of an offer from Rolando Pablos, the CEO of BorderPlex Alliance, an economic development company. They were joined by El Paso Mayor Oscar Leeser and Juarez Mayor Enrique Escobar. The foursome’s activities included a tour of an auto factory as well as trade and commerce talks.
Borrowing from the approach of the apologist-in-chief, Cornyn recognized that the U.S. shares responsibility for the violence in Mexico, not because of our open borders which enable the trafficking of humans and drugs, but because the low-life drug dependent Americans create a demand that someone has to fill. Once again, Mexicans are doing the job Americans won’t, drug smuggling. Thanks, Mexico.
He also criticized those, including fellow legislators, who support border security saying they “obviously don’t know what they’re talking about.” It’s obvious someone doesn’t Senator, but it’s not your colleagues. It was Cornyn’s first visit to El Paso and Ciudad Juárez but he’s already an expert.
Cornyn said he felt safe in Mexico, promising, “I’ll spread the word across Texas and in Washington, D.C., that conditions in Mexico and Juárez are much improved and that people should come see for themselves.”
Maybe Mexico is so safe because most of their criminals are illegally in the United States. Then again, a U.S. Senator might be safe in Mexico where a person of lesser status, say a U.S. Marine war hero might not. If Cornyn were a Marine he might have been locked up and chained naked to a bed for months, with little contact with the outside world, the way Andrew Tahmooressi was and still is.
Since the good Senator was in the neighborhood, we might think he took the time to inquire as to the status of the Sergeant, and possibly help to arrange his release. Apparently, the conversation just never worked its way around to the topic of American heroes imprisoned without cause.
But there was plenty of time for pro-amnesty BS and talk of enhancing the opportunities to make a buck employing Mexicans on both sides of the border, both legally and illegally, at the expense of the American workers.
Cornyn made it a point to mention his intention to push amnesty after the mid-term elections. Some American jobs are still held by Americans, but Cornyn will work to correct that.
He spoke of his pride in the success of Ciudad Juarez in turning the city around from its lawlessness of just a few years ago. He credited the support and training from the U.S. as a major contributor to the improvement.
It’s a little odd that the Senator is so preoccupied with the safety and security of this Mexican city, while his border is being overrun with illegal aliens at a rate that has nearly doubled in recent weeks, to the point of overwhelming the Border Patrol. It’s sad that he’s got time to play big-shot with the good ole’ boys while a good man sits ignored in a Mexican prison.
It’s also sad that that this is the closest thing to a conservative the State of Texas could muster to represent them in DC. Career politicians like this, who care more about their careers and cronyism than injustices being done to their citizens are what is wrong with our political system and specifically, the Republican Party.
Texas has one Senator, Ted Cruz, to be proud of, and this one to be equally ashamed of.