Joe Biden ignoring Republican requests to discuss fentanyl, Jim Banks says

 March 23, 2023

Joe Biden has plenty of time to meet with liberal TV actors, but he has repeatedly ignored requests from Republicans to meet and discuss the fentanyl crisis that is killing Americans by the thousands, Jim Banks (IN) said. 

"I asked for a meeting with President Biden to discuss the deadly Fentanyl crisis 155 days ago and several times since. All requests ignored. Clearly @POTUS has different priorities," Banks tweeted.

Banks' tweet included a photo of Biden chatting with the cast of the show Ted Lasso at the White House.

Biden ignores fentanyl crisis

While Biden rolls out the red carpet for celebrities who share his politics, he has shown a striking indifference to the human toll of his failure, some say deliberate refusal, to control a historic surge in illegal immigration and drug trafficking at the southern border.

Biden likely eroded some goodwill with a flippant remark earlier this month on the tragic deaths of two boys who overdosed on fentanyl.

The president chuckled in response to criticism from Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA), who blamed Biden for the deaths.

"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.

Overdose deaths from fentanyl have soared in recent years, and the trend isn't slowing under Biden. There were 70,000 fentanyl overdose deaths in 2021, the first year of Biden's presidency.

Gaslighting the nation

The gaslighter-in-chief has turned to accusing Republicans of wanting to undermine border security, a charge Republicans have often levied at Biden.

"MAGA House Republicans put out extreme budget proposals that would eliminate funding for over 2,000 border patrol agents – undermining our ability to combat drug trafficking. My budget keeps our borders secure while expanding legal pathways for migrants seeking asylum," Biden tweeted Tuesday.

Republicans like Andy Biggs (AZ) balked at Biden's posturing.

"A total fabrication. In your 2024 budget proposal, you call for billion-dollar cuts to border security operations and ICE. By the way, it took you 80 years to get that picture," Biggs wrote.

While Biden feigns concern over border security, his budget plan calls for an additional 350 border agents, a number dwarfed by the roughly 5.5 million illegal immigrants who have rushed the border on Biden's watch.

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