Mexico insulting every single American citizen
Talking Points 12/14
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- Date Dec 14, 2012
Talking Points 12/14
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-- this -- Bill O'Reilly will go back to Connecticut shortly but first in the factor follow up segment tonight the talking points memo.
Mexico insulting every single American citizens.
27 year old John hammer former marine Lance corporal from Florida remains in -- Mexican prison tonight charged with gun possession.
But the charges totally boats last summer corporal how are registered an antique shotgun handed down to him from his great grandfather.
With American customs officials in Brownsville Texas -- was -- told by the American agency take the paperwork -- cross the border.
Two Mexican officials and he would be fine to travel on to -- Rica for a hunting trip.
-- -- did check in with the Mexicans in net tomorrow she was probably arrest.
And charged -- carrying a deadly weapon that was last August -- many it has by the US government to get -- released Mexico will not do it.
And so we sits in a filthy prison ten days before Christmas that simply unacceptable.
Everybody knows -- have a did nothing wrong so why does it just so wide as in Mexico just release and in the name of goodwill.
For years talking -- been telling you that Mexico does not act like a friend of the US -- Fact -- South Lawn of the country.
Is I do not believe they are looking out for us John hammer case proves this.
That's -- -- president Enrique Pena in the -- -- should release hammer immediately.
Right now -- We understand high level negotiations are taking place -- -- some optimism the corporal will soon be free but why is it taking so law.
And how did it ever happen in the first place.
We will stay on the story and I smell now for reaction joining us from a Washington congresswoman Ileana ros Lehtinen -- is deeply involved in the case.
I don't understand this site I really don't understand how are you gonna have somebody in jail for four months who didn't do anything -- an -- everybody's involved the state Barbara and I assume the president knows about -- So try to tell me what's going on.
Well we are outraged as well bill in fact.
It is so incomprehensible.
That when the mother first came to us.
With the case we set out something must be wrong here.
Sometimes constituents stretch the -- a little bit -- this cannot be happening but it and the more we investigated that's right we found that absolutely.
Everything that she was saying is absolutely correct.
And in fact in my conversation just.
Two days ago with the Mexican ambassador he told me that right now John hammer is -- to his bed.
Why because they have to move him from the general population of of those criminals.
Into -- an area that is less secure.
And in that area that is less secure it is so unsecured that they fear that he will escape and in order to overcome that fear they have changed him to his.
-- there's an accident -- -- when you talk to the Mexican ambassador it is seen it justify this I mean he doesn't have the power to release of my guess the Mexican attorney general have to do that.
But it -- justify this this travesty.
No and I don't want to to talk about conversations that I've had with this official the other official I can't tell you this bill.
That the Mexican government is probably even going to be powerless.
Well because they believe that they are under siege by these drug lords.
And they have ceded control to these gangsters and so that the folks who are administering this terrible prison.
Is not the Mexican government but these drug lords are you can't -- congress -- -- Only the president Mexico does not have -- up how to release this American from that filthy prison in Matamoros is -- it's only.
I believe he doesn't have the guts to do it does -- have the authority to do it yes course you know this is a case that will put him to the test.
You know this is a country whose leaders leader after leader but love to lectured the United States about how.
Badly we supposedly treat illegal immigrants hogwash and here's another case because it is not an isolated case.
-- but American unjust unjustifiable.
And so we call on this president to do his duty and we -- -- want.
Our president to do something until I want Barack Obama speak out about this he has remain silent so as secretary of state Clinton to look I understand this much and I think.
You just hinted at it.
We don't want -- mock up any negotiations that might be fruitful.
By attacking anybody in calling anybody -- making any threats and that includes president Obama's secretary of state Clinton we're gonna always -- And you tell me if I'm wrong the American government is doing what they should do.
I'm assuming they are doing what they should do in my right is that right.
I don't get that feeling yet bill maybe he'll get that -- you sleep pressure put on -- by Secretary Clinton and President Obama do you want more pressure.
Absolutely and that's -- I reached out to my congressional colleagues.
Over fifty of them have already signed a bipartisan letter to Hillary Clinton and Janet Napolitano the head of Homeland Security calling for there.
I have largely it's out in front of this they have meaning you know the news media the factory in you and in senator Nelson although he -- make himself available this evening and he should have.
You guys have been out in front I look.
We'll give it the weekend we'll come back Monday.
We'll see where we are we'll keep in contact with you congresswoman.
We -- get this gap before Christmas for you why his life policy I believe that but what out of her shell is no America's interest I was gonna call for a absolute boycott travel to Mexico if he's not out since it was that nobody doubts that if you're saving his life -- -- -- win community pray and for John hammer we're gonna work together and we're gonna get it done all right we're on the thanks very life you -- right it.