On Wednesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry suggested on Fox News that there is a potential connection between the Mexican drug cartels and the murders of D.A. Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia. “We know the drug cartels are very, very active in our country now,” Perry said on Fox News. When asked by Jenna Lee about media accusations that the Aryan Brotherhood (AB) was behind the murders, and Perry responded by noting that if would be foolish to dismiss the possibility the AB and/or the cartels are responsible. He went on to note that both the AB and the cartels respectively have an established presence on U.S. soil and could target elected officials.
A report earlier today from Breitbart News suggested that an assistant US attorney in Houston had withdrawn from a prosecution case against the Aryan Brotherhood over fears for his family. Thus far, it is unclear if there is any possible relationship between the various groups being investigated by the authorities in these murder cases.