Kamala Harris largely ignores border, China in remarks about fentanyl crisis

By Jen Krausz on
 July 23, 2023

Vice President Kamala Harris didn't spend much time addressing root causes of the current fentanyl crisis, including the supply of the drug coming from China and being moved across the Mexican border into the U.S., during public remarks she made this past week.

She spent most of her time talking about addiction and treatment, vaguely mentioned "law enforcement" and "the passage of fentanyl throughout our country and across our borders" due to trafficking and didn't suggest any additional border regulations or punishing China.

Two-thirds of the 107,000 fatal drug overdoses in 2022 were due to fentanyl, a powerful synthetic opioid that is easy to make and even easier to mistakenly overdose on because of its potency.

The U.S. Border Patrol has seized 47,900 pounds of fentanyl since Biden took office -- enough to kill everyone on the planet and then some.

Fentanyl overdose is now the leading cause of death for American 18- to 42-year-olds.

But instead of dealing with the real problem -- China shipping the drug materials to Mexico and Mexico sending finished product across the border -- Harris only wanted to talk about addiction services and Narcan, a drug that can reverse some overdoses if it is used early enough.