Washington, Nov. 29 -
Mr. Speaker, those who say that the border is secure and the violence is contained in Mexico are living in a blissful state of ignorance.
Case in point.
Last week, according to the Houston Chronicle, three SUVs carrying Mexican zeta cartel soldiers tried to hijack a tractor truck rig loaded with drugs on a road in north Houston. They unleashed blazing gunfire.
A shootout occurred with police who were tacking the truck from Mexico.
The Truck driver was killed, a peace officer was wounded.
Three Mexican nationals and another of unknown citizenships were charged with capital murder.
The local head of the DEA, Javier Pena, said ìwe are not going to tolerate these things using their weapons like the Wild Wild West.î
Sadly, this brazen cause of violence is a familiar scene on the streets of Mexico. And now it has become a reality in the United States.
Until Washington realizes what happens in Mexico doesnít stay in Mexico, more cartel shootouts on American streets are coming our way.
And thatís just the way it is.