Skip to comments.Remarks by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence (trunc)
Posted on 01/12/2018 1:20:15 AM PST by ransomnote
Full Title: Remarks by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence and Bipartisan Members of Congress at Signing of H.R. 2142, INTERDICT Act
5:22 P.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. This is very important to all of us gathered here.
Were pleased to be joined by many of the members of Congress as we take an important step to halt the flood of deadly drugs that are pouring into our country like never before. It took place two, three, four years ago. Its at a level that people havent seen over the last few years.
In a few moments, Ill sign the INTERDICT Act. This law directs the Department of Homeland Security to provide additional tools and resources to detect and intercept the supply of illicit fentanyl, which is our new big scourge. Its disgraceful whats happening coming from different countries including, frankly, China and others.
And its pouring in at record numbers. In 2016, nearly 20,000 Americans died as a result of using synthetic opioids such as fentanyl. Each death is a tragedy, leaving behind devastated parents, spouses, and orphans all over our country.
Its reaching every corner of our great nation and it shouldnt be. Rural areas like Hancock County, Ohio and we have Senator Portman here and he understands it very well. Wheres our Senator?
SENATOR PORTMAN: Over here, Mr. President, yeah.
THE PRESIDENT: What is going on in Ohio is incredible
SENATOR PORTMAN: Yeah, thanks for your support.
THE PRESIDENT: and, frankly, just about every other state. And Kankakee County, Illinois has seen record numbers of overdoses, record numbers of deaths due to drugs.
The supply of these deadly drugs come from places outside the United States Mexico, China, other countries.
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REPRESENTATIVE KING: (Laughter.) I was waiting for the last word if could get it. "
2. Re fentanyl scourge: "And were going to find the answer. There is an answer. I think I actually know the answer. But Im not sure the country is ready for it yet."
3. "(The legislation is signed.)
THE PRESIDENT: Who is getting this pen? Who is getting this pen? Can I ask for a vote? Were going to get all of you a pen. Im going to give it to a Democrat, okay? Shows youre bipartisan. Thats bipartisan when I give it to a Democrat. (Laughter.) And the Republicans told me to give it to a Democrat.
SENATOR MARKEY: Thank you, Mr. President. (Applause.)"
the drug war only enriches mafias
the drug war has not reduced addiction one bit
end the drug war
drain the swamp
fentanyl is killing so many people and is sold at such high concentration there is reason to believe it is hostile action of foreigners against US citizens.
“And, in Massachusetts, like Ohio, its an epidemic. In 2016, 2,000 people died from opioid overdoses; 1,700 of them had fentanyl in their system.”
The full text of these remarks is worth reading in my opinon.
“The drugs, for a lot of reasons, are far more dangerous than theyve ever been. Even the dogs cant track them down. If they track them, they die. The dogs die just from the scent. Nobodys ever seen anything like it. So you imagine what it does to people.”
legal opioids are evil
but thats not what Trump is talking about
Shouldn’t you love the new act because it cuts down on foreign competition for US illegal drug dealers/makers?
International Narcotics Trafficking Emergency Response by Detecting Incoming Contraband with Technology Act or the INTERDICT Act
(Sec. 3) This bill requires the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to: (1) increase the number of chemical screening devices available to CBP officers to interdict fentanyl, other synthetic opioids, and other narcotics and psychoactive substances that are illegally imported into the United States, including such substances imported through the mail or by an express consignment operator or carrier; and (2) dedicate the appropriate number of CBP personnel, including scientists, to interpret data collected by such devices during all operational hours.
(Sec. 4) The bill authorizes appropriations to the CBP to ensure that the necessary screening and interdiction resources are available during all operational hours.
How can you possibly know that?
Come on now. Don't just say stuff.
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