Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador asked Mexican-American voters to not support Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, according to Reuters.
Lopez Obrador made the comment in response to Abbott recently erecting a floating barrier of buoys along the Rio Grande River in Eagle Pass Texas, according to Reuters. Mexico’s incoming foreign minister, Alicia Barcena, recently said the barrier violates a water treaty and that she’d send inspectors to investigate the situation.
“We don’t have to do much, just tell our compatriots not to vote for the governor of Texas or for lawmakers of the Republican Party who support these measures,” Lopez Obrador said during a press conference, according to Reuters.
The Mexican president also previously criticized Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is running for president in 2024, and called on Hispanic voters to not support him because of his efforts to “persecute” migrants.
“I ask the Hispanics in Florida not to give one single vote [to Ron DeSantis]. Do not vote for those who persecute migrants,” he said at a May press briefing.
AMLO: "I ask the Hispanics in Florida not to give one single vote [to Ron DeSantis]. Do not vote for those who persecute migrants”
* AMLO is clearly not familiar with Florida’s Hispanic vote historical trends
— José Díaz Briseño (@diazbriseno) May 25, 2023
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