Finance Minister Luis Videgaray resigned Wednesday, after backlash from the invitation to Trump to meet with Peña Nieto. Now, Mexican Senator Armando Rios Piter is proposing legislation that could put Mexico in conflict with the United States.
According to the Senator:
“It was a historic error for our president to invite a person like that to our country.
And because Trump has claimed that as President he'd rescind NAFTA because of the negative impact it's had on our manufacturing industries and jobs (Ross Perot was right about NAFTA; "that giant sucking sound you hear is American jobs heading to Mexico"), Piter has a plan - he's pushing a sort of Poison-Pill bill:
Piter’s bill would trigger a review and possible cancelation of all of the bilateral agreements between Mexico and the U.S.
The bill Piter is proposing would specifically cancel the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War and ceded Texas and California as well as parts of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming to the U.S. if Trump cancels NAFTA.
As well, other portions of the bill would prevent any attempt by the Finance Minister to spend any money on things deemed not to be in the best interests of Mexico, such as Trump's mythical wall. Trump says he'll block Mexicans here in the USA from sending money back home unless Mexico pays to build the wall, and another portion of Piter's bill addresses that through retaliation: there are roughly one million Americans presently living in Mexico, for whatever reason, and if president Trump followed through on his vow to target Mexicans here by preventing them from sending remittances home, those Americans living in Mexico would be targeted with a proportional tax.
Maybe it's time to halt our election and have a do-over. Even in Portland, polling results indicate that around 40% of voters don't like either candidate - even the living voters aren't too enthused with Pantsuit, and this in a state that's been dominated by Democratics for over 30 years.