As the Fentanyl crisis became one of the biggest threats to American youth we’ve ever seen, the Biden administration…in particular Biden and Karine Jean-Pierre- think they’re doing a great job. In a recent press briefing, Fox reporter Peter Doocy pressed her over the violence from drug cartels near our border, and she came back with a stunning lie: “Fentanyl is at historic lows.” The backlash from her remarks was epic.
They seriously have no clue. It’s incredibly disheartening. We need leadership.
— Micah Sanderson (@micahsanderson) March 8, 2023
That is the profound truth. The leadership is delusional on many issues and appears to have their heads firmly buried where they sit. They want YOU, the American people, to keep your heads buried there as well.
Possible misspeak? In no way is fentanyl at “historic lows”. Seizures and ODs have hit record highs.
KJP appears to be implying that record high seizures are a good thing. It’s a double edged sword. Border officials will tell you they only catch a fraction of what comes… https://t.co/rRU2RYlMEv
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) March 7, 2023
Fuller KJP comments on fentanyl are…yikes: “B/c of the work that this President has done, b/c of what we’ve done specifically on fentanyl at the border, it’s at historic lows. Historic levels that we have been able to record — a number of personnel working to secure the border”
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 7, 2023
The Fentanyl Crisis
Anything that doesn’t support the lies of the Biden administration is suppressed. Want evidence? Look at the apoplectic response to the release of the Jan 6 video files that show the entire thing was nothing like the J6 Committee claimed. Democrat Senator Schumer had a total meltdown over it. People began severely attacking Tucker Carlson for revealing the truth about Jan 6. Now we have “KJP” trying to say that Fentanyl is at “historic lows,” even as it is listed as the number one killer of Americans between 18 and 25.
According to DEA Administrator Anne Milgram, cartels are “killing Americans with fentanyl at catastrophic and record rates like we've never seen before.”
To claim success amid this devastation is an insult to the hundreds of thousands who have lost loved ones. https://t.co/TwCzH7IRGP
— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) March 7, 2023
(Tommy Piggott is the Rapid Response Director for RNC Research).
To be very clear, KJP was touting talking points from a graph issued by the CBP, which showed a drop in seizures. What the Biden administration fails to tell us is that part of the graph is ONLY Fiscal Year 2023 TO DATE. This is just March. The Fiscal year doesn’t end until September 30. They also haven’t counted the Fentanyl coming across our borders without being seized by the Border Patrol. Last year, 14,700 pounds of Fentanyl was seized. This year so far, 12,500 pounds.
“While successful fentanyl smuggling rates aren’t calculated by the government, seizures of fentanyl along the southern border have in fact risen sharply in recent years…
According to the DEA, most of the fentanyl is smuggled over land across the U.S.-Mexico border. Smaller amounts are smuggled by air from China.
Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the agency responsible for interdicting illicit drugs along the U.S. borders, has reported that the vast majority of its fentanyl seizures along the southern border have occurred at ports of entry, where officials screen returning American citizens, foreign travelers and commercial trucks.
In fiscal year 2022, 84% of the 14,104 pounds of fentanyl seized along the Mexican border were detected by officers at ports of entry overseen by the Office of Field Operations, a CBP branch, according to government data.
On the other hand, Border Patrol, which apprehends migrants who enter the U.S. illegally, seized 2,200 pounds of fentanyl, or 16% of all fentanyl seized along the southern border, in fiscal year 2022. Moreover, many of those seizures occurred at interior checkpoints, where Border Patrol agents screen commercial and passenger vehicles.” CBS
So the data is misleading. KJP simply touted the misleading data that she was given in her “binder.” Just because Fentanyl seizures are up doesn’t mean the problem is fixed by our husk of a president. What it really shows is that the Biden administration is totally delusional.
Cross-Posted with Conservative Firing Line