President Joe Biden faced anger on Wednesday after he laughed while discussing The deaths of a mother’s two sons to the deadly drug fentanyl.
This week, the Michigan mother Rebecca Kiessling testified before the U.S. House about how her two sons died as a result of the fentanyl epidemic.
“You talk about welcoming those crossing our border ‘seeking protection’ — you’re welcoming drug dealers across our border!” she said.
“I don’t use the term’ drug overdose’ because this was not an overdose. This was murder. My children got fake Percocets pills] that were fentanyl. There was no Percocet in it at all. And it’s ‘homicide,’ not ‘overdose,'” she added.
Kiessling added that the U.S. would take more action if the fentanyl streaming across the border were weapons of mass destruction.
“If we had Chinese troops lining up along our southern border with weapons aimed at our people, with weapons of mass destruction aimed at our cities, you damned well know you would do something about it. We have a weather balloon from China going across the country. Nobody died, and everybody’s freaking out about it,” she said.
“But 100,000 die [Americans] every year, and nothing’s being done. Not enough is being done. Numbers are going up, not down. And you talk about [migrant] children being taken away from their parents. My children were taken away from me!” she added.
During the hearing, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene laid blame on Joe Biden’s government.
“This government has failed you, and it’s failing American families, and it’s failing, most of all, it’s failing our children and our young people,” Greene said.
After the hearing, Greene tweeted:
“Listen to this mother, who lost two children to fentanyl poisoning, tell the truth about both of her son’s murders because of the Biden administration’s refusal to secure our border and stop the Cartel’s from murdering Americans everyday by Chinese fentanyl.”
Joe Biden later chuckled when speaking about Greene’s comments on the matter.
“Isn’t [Greene] amazing? Oof,” Biden said as he laughed.
“I should digress, probably, I’ve read, she, she was very specific recently, saying that a mom, a poor mother who lost two kids to fentanyl, that, that I killed her sons. Well, the interesting thing is that fentanyl they took came during the last administration,” Biden said while laughing.
Conservatives and Republicans blasted Biden on Twitter, accusing him of not taking the fentanyl deaths seriously.
“Under Biden, illegal drug trafficking is WAY up. 1,400 pounds of fentanyl was seized at the southern border in January. It was the SEVENTH month in a row where more than a thousand pounds was uncovered by Border Patrol — with much more passing through undetected,” tweeted RNC Research.