G. McConway
November 3, 2022

REPORT: Rep Cuellar Received Donation for Family Tied to Mexican Cartel

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) barely made it out of his primary.

Now, with a new scandal hitting the newswire, he may be lucky to make it out of the general election in what is generally an automatic win for Democrats.

Reports are now repopulating the story about a donation received by Cuellar that is directly linked back to a dangerous Mexican cartel.

Here We Go Again

When the donation was first publicized, Cuellar removed the money from campaign funds and donated it to charity.

The story never really got any grip, but it is now being revisited.

In 2006, Cuellar received a $1,000 donation from the then-wife of Antonio Peña Arguelles, a money launderer for Los Zetas, which U.S. officials have called "the most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico."

Things have changed since then, with Cuellar's home and office recently being raided by the FBI and corruption charges hanging over his head.

After the National Review revisited the story, Cuellar's campaign responded, "resurfacing this 10-year-old story is a blatant smear attempt" and insisted that Cuellar "had no knowledge" of the Peña Arguelles family's background.

As NR also noted, the labor union representing border patrol officers, which usually endorses Cuellar, is now endorsing his Republican opponent, Cassy Garcia.

Just some food for thought as people head to the polls to cast their vote.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

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