GOP Sen. Hagerty blames Biden, border crisis for fentanyl overdose deaths in Tennessee

Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) just leveled a shocking accusation at the Biden administration.

According to The Daily Wire, Hagerty is blaming President Joe Biden for causing the southern border immigration crisis which is “killing our kids here in Tennessee,” as he linked the crisis to the influx of dangerous and deadly drugs coming into America, such as fentanyl. 

Cause and effect

Hagerty’s remarks came during an interview on Thursday, during which he talked about the impact that the southern border crisis is having on his home state of Tennessee. He slammed the Biden administration for transporting illegal immigrants to his state.

“They’ve been doing their best to hide it,” Hagerty said. “Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and I have been all over this trying to get more clarity out of the Department of Homeland Security — out of DHS. They have been not forthcoming on this, but they continue to move people across the border.”

Hagerty went on to say that as this has been happening, fentanyl overdose deaths have continued to rise in his state. He insisted that the southern border crisis is fueling the surge in deaths and said that fentanyl is what is “killing our kids.”

“[The] incidents of fentanyl overdoses and deaths continue to rise month after month,” Hagerty said. “If that’s not a surrogate, I don’t know what it is, but they are killing our kids here in Tennessee.”

Background

President Biden has seemingly made it a goal of his to undo the immigration policies of former President Donald Trump. It was one of the first things that Biden did when he entered the Oval Office.

The result has been a surge in illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border. Record numbers of illegals have crossed the border, and they are not slowing down, mainly because the Biden administration has taken no steps to slow them down. Biden, in fact, has been distributing illegal immigrants throughout the country, often in the dead of night.

One of the biggest concerns with illegal immigration, of course, is the criminal activity that tends to come along with it, especially drugs and human trafficking.

CBP arrests prove it

As an indicator of the problem, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) just revealed that it arrested two men who were attempting to smuggle over $80,000 worth of illegal drugs, including fentanyl, into America.

Hagerty’s allegation may, at first glance, seem like a bit of a stretch, but it’s sadly a real-world problem that needs to be immediately stopped before more innocent Americans die.

By allowing illegal immigration to continue, Biden has allowed the other problems that come along with it to be exacerbated to unprecedented levels.

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