The Mexican government took a shot at Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz after he accused the country of “undermining the rule of law” in the wake of a spate of killings of Mexican journalists and politicians, likely carried out by assassins linked to drug gangs, The Hill reports.
Cruz made the comments during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing last week, saying there is “deepening civil unrest in Mexico and the breakdown there of civil society, the breakdown of the rule of law.” In a letter this Friday, Mexico’s Ambassador to the U.S., Esteban Moctezuma, fired back.
“You spoke about a ‘breakdown of the rule of law’. I invite you to study what happened in our federal elections last June. All political parties, with no exception, accepted the results and kept moving forward to strengthen our democracy and freedom of expression,” Moctezuma said.
As The Hill points out, Cruz joined other Republican lawmakers back in January 2021 who spoke out against certifying Biden as the winner of the 2020 presidential election.
“When you mention politicians and journalists killed in Mexico, you add your voice to many, including President López Obrador, who condemn these terrible actions and act accordingly to address them,” Moctezuma added.