President Biden has nominated Colorado’s Ken Salazar to serve as ambassador to Mexico to clean up the Democrat’s mess and repair the relationship Biden wrecked with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Quick bio reminder, Salazar was elected to serve Colorado in the U.S. Senate but didn’t finish his first term.
President Obama called him to Washington to serve as Interior Secretary and Salazar traded in Colorado voters for the more powerful position.
Salazar also served as Colorado’s attorney general, which the Colorado Springs Gazette reminds us is when Salazar was all about border protection.
Here’s what Salazar said during his 2004 campaign:
“I support stronger border enforcement and efforts that would crack down on illegal human trafficking. A bipartisan effort in the Senate, which I believe provides a good platform for this important discussion, would strengthen national security, fix the current visa system, improve economic stability, and provide an opportunity for some presently undocumented workers to gain legal status.”
It’s not just border policy Salazar will likely be asked about during his Senate confirmation hearing.
What does he think about the Biden administration’s policy that encouraged families to send their young children to travel with drug smugglers and get dumped at the border then caged, were they are still separated from their loved ones?
How can the Biden administration fix the increased drug smuggling and sex trafficking their border policy continues to promote?
Mexico President Obrador had a strong relationship with Donald Trump, but now that has been shredded by Biden.
How will Salazar fix that?
The Gazette explains:
Obrador, better known in Mexico as AMLO, exudes a lack of warmth for Biden and has shown no serious interest in working with him. He is one of only three world leaders who refused to congratulate Biden until the electoral vote was cast and validated. AMLO has backed off assisting with U.S. drug interdiction in Mexico since Biden took office.
If Biden cannot repair this relationship, the U.S. ambassador to Mexico must find a way. Mexico is too important of an ally and trade partner — and too much a source of illicit trafficking — for tension to persist between the two country’s presidents.
We look forward to hearing Salazar’s answers during his confirmation.
And for the safety and security of our nation, we wish him good luck in his endeavors.