Wendt Criticizes Rep. Lummis on “Afghan”-Mexico Strategy

Democrat David Wendt, who is running against incumbent Cynthia Lummis for Wyoming's U.S. House seat, criticized Representative Lummis this week for some comments she made regarding U.S. Policy towards Mexico. Lummis was recently part of a congressional delegation to visit Afghanistan. And in a recent interview with the Casper Star-Tribune Editorial board, spoke in support of “a strategy that is not unlike what we're deploying in Afghanistan.” Here is a clip from that interview:

Mexican President Felipe Calderón, has publicly spoken against any overt U.S. military presence in Mexico. Which is why, Mr. Wendt contends, Representative Lummis' approach is not currently a viable option:

Mr. Wendt says that “Mexico is not Afghanistan, ”and he is “astonished that such a strategy would be seriously proposed”:

However, continued violence has bolstered the perception among some that Mexico may not be capable of curbing violence without a U.S. Military presence.
Mr. Wendt says he believes we should “partner with Mexico” to strengthen their southern boarder, where much of the drug trafficking originates. And, in addition to strengthening our own border, he adds:

To listen to the extended interview with Mr. Wendt, click here.

To watch the video of the Casper Star-Tribune interview: http://trib.com/news/vmix_5fced3...