Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Monday he is prepared to introduce legislation to pave the way for the president to potentially use military force in Mexico to combat drug cartels.

On Friday, four Americans were kidnapped just over the border in northeastern Mexico in what U.S. officials are saying is a case of mistaken identity. Authorities say it is likely that members of a drug cartel abducted them thinking they were smugglers.

The incident highlights the ongoing problem of drug cartels in Mexico as well as the high demand in the U.S. that helps empower them.

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