Romney would be 'surprised' if Mexican massacre was 'targeted'

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Published on November 5, 2019 - Duration: 01:47s

Romney would be 'surprised' if Mexican massacre was 'targeted'

Republican Senator Mitt Romney, a Mormon, on Tuesday said he would be "surprised" if the attack on nine Americans in Mexico was "targeted." He added that the Mexican drug cartels were a real concern in the region of the attack.


Romney would be 'surprised' if Mexican massacre was 'targeted'

"There's still a problem, and it's getting worse," said Senator Romney, a Mormon from Utah, home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

"This is really unthinkable." "Mexico has to really knuckle down and go after some of these cartels and and stop this this escalating level of violence and hope that if there's a way we can help in that effort that we're called upon to do so." "It's a very dangerous area," he said of the U.S.-Mexico border region where the killings occurred, adding that he had been briefed on the attack.

He added that he was still waiting for more facts but that he would be "surprised" if the victims were targeted, although that would not be known until the investigation was complete.

Gunmen killed nine women and children in the bloodiest attack on Americans in Mexico for years, prompting U.S. President Donald Trump to offer to help the neighboring country wipe out drug cartels believed to be behind the ambush.

All nine people, Mexican-Americans killed in Monday's daytime attack at the border of Chihuahua and Sonora, belonged to the LeBaron family, members of a breakaway Mormon community that settled in northern Mexico's hills and plains decades ago.

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