California Senator Kamala Harris took to Twitter yesterday and committed one of the most blatant acts of political hypocrisy ever conceived.
Harris ‘lamented’ that for the first time on record, Americans were more likely to die from an opioid overdose than in a car accident. She then had the audacity to point her wriggly little duplicitous finger at President Trump, accusing him of ignoring the rising epidemic of drug deaths.
Over 300 Americans die each week from fentanyl-laced heroin, and 90% of that supply is smuggled into the U.S. across the Mexican border. A border that Harris and her fellow Democrats are refusing to secure, going so far as to allow a partial shutdown of the government, denying the Trump administration the funds needed to combat this crisis.
Democrats argue that much of the drugs are smuggled in through ports of entry along the border, ignoring the express advice of border agents that a multi-faceted approach is absolutely necessary to combat the drug cartels. Agents tell us that a wall along the border will allow the agency to shift massive amounts of valuable personnel and resources away from unsecured border areas, to those legal points of entry, and that only such a multi-pronged approach can be effective. Democrats would rather allow the influx of illegal immigrants, human smuggling, child-sex trafficking, and illicit narcotics, than heed the advice of law enforcement professionals on the border.
Donald Trump is one of the few presidential candidates in recent memory that made opioid abuse a signature issue of his campaign. He spoke repeatedly of the issue in the run-up to the New Hampshire primary (a state hard hit by the crisis), and his passion over the epidemic was cited by New Hampshire voters as a major influence in handing Trump a significant victory in the nations first primary state. Trump continuously raised the issue throughout the 2016 campaign.
Early in his administration, President Trump formed “The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis”, a bipartisan panel seeking effective solutions. They issued their report in November of 2017, which led to the ‘Opioid Bill’, legislation more formerly known as the “Support for Patients and Community Act” of 2018. It passed with wide support from both sides of aisle. While the bill included measures to combat the crisis on a domestic front inside our borders, it ignored the commissions recommendations on improved border security infrastructure (aka The Wall).
Democrats continued persistence to preserve open borders is tacit support to maintain the free flow of narcotics into our nation.
Reality flies in the face of the Kamala Harris allegation that President Trump is not confronting the opioid crisis. President Trump and his administration have ushered in legislation to fight this epidemic, and his current effort to increase interdiction at our southern border is only being resisted by Harris and her Democrat cohorts.
If political hypocrisy were a criminal offense, Kamala Harris would be facing a very long prison sentence.