Senate Democrats are so unwilling to fix the crisis at the Southern Border that they are also fueling a historic opioid crisis. Instead of working to stem the flow of illegal drugs across the border, a new report reveals how Senate Democrats unanimously voted to defund opioid detection programs at the border.
As the Washington Free Beacon reported:
“From April 2020 to April 2021, more than 100,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics. An overwhelming majority of those deaths came from opioids, and fentanyl smuggling has surged at the southern border since the start of Joe Biden’s presidency. In March, however, Senate Democrats blocked a Republican motion that would have provided ‘$300 million for U.S. Customs and Border Protection narcotic and opioid detection activities.’
“That vote came as border crossings that month reached the highest level in 15 years. Law enforcement experts have long warned that Mexican cartels ramp up their drug smuggling operations during periods when Border Patrol faces strained resources, a reflection of how the opioid and border crises are intertwined. Without more dedicated funding for policing, critics of Democratic immigration policies say, gangs south of the border will keep taking advantage of overwhelmed Border Patrol agents.”
Vulnerable Senate Democrats like Mark Kelly, Raphael Warnock, Catherine Cortez Masto, Maggie Hassan, and Michael Bennet are abandoning our communities, fueling a dangerous border crisis, and allowing opioids to flow freely across the Southern Border.
How much worse does the crisis have to get before Senate Democrats put the safety of American families ahead of partisan politics?