GOP Senators Move To Designate Mexican Cartels As Foreign Terrorist Organizations

Biden administration’s inaction prompts Congressional action

A crew member aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Legare stacks a bale of cocaine during a contraband offload at Coast Guard Base Miami Beach, Fla., Sept. 4, 2014. The offload is the result of two successful drug interdictions in the Caribbean Sea. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Mark Barney)
  • Republican senators filed a bill Wednesday to designate nine Mexican cartels as Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
  • The bill, called The Ending the Notorious, Aggressive, and Remorseless Criminal Organizations and Syndicates (NARCOS) Act, comes after multiple state’s attorney generals and Texas Gov. Greg Abbot requested that the Biden administration issue the designations.
  • The White House has said it wasn’t interested in making the designation while Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the administration would “consider” doing so.