California Republicans Build Support for Legislation to Address Fentanyl, Border Crises
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy blamed the Biden administration’s border policies for the alarming rise in deaths from fentanyl overdoses in the United States at the recent California Republican Party (CAGOP) convention.
“I want you to think for one moment what this fentanyl is doing, because it is killing Americans,” he told Republicans gathered in Sacramento for the annual CACOP convention last weekend.
Accidental drug overdose from synthetic opioids is now the leading cause of death for people ages 18 to 45, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fentanyl, a deadly opioid coming from China across the southern border into the U.S., is known to make up the vast majority of these overdoses….
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