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Republican New York Rep. John Katko stated President Biden is “not doing something” to cease the circulate of medication coming throughout the border in a “disaster” he argued the White Home created.
“One factor cartels know: When the border is safe, it’s way more troublesome for them to get the medication throughout. When it is not safe, it is a piece of cake for them. And that is what we’re seeing now,” Katko stated on Fox Information’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” “When the president opened up the border final 12 months and allowed folks to circulate into this nation, it was a boon for the cartels.”
Drug overdoses hit a document excessive of greater than 100,000 deaths over a 12-month span by April, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention reported final week. It marks an almost 29% rise from the deaths recorded in the identical interval a 12 months earlier, and signifies it may worsen.
“It is creating a large number in america in all places,” Katko stated. “Over 100,000 folks within the final 12 months have died from drug overdoses, and the overwhelming majority had been laced with fentanyl. And the seizing of fentanyl on the border within the final 12 months, to kill each man, lady and youngster in america, is seven instances over.”
“It’s a disaster this administration has created and he’s not doing something about it.”
Lots of the overdose deaths within the final 12 months had been fueled by fentanyl, a robust artificial opioid, and the seizures of that drug on the border have elevated lately. In fiscal 12 months 2019, 2,804 kilos of the drug was seized. That quantity elevated to 11,201 kilos in fiscal 12 months 2021.
Katko famous that one metropolis in his state, Syracuse, noticed 14 overdose deaths in sooner or later final week.
“Actually each state and each metropolis is a border state and metropolis now due to what’s taking place with these medication coming into our nation and the unlawful aliens coming in, which might be which might be concerned in legal conduct,” he stated.