Republican yells 'it's your fault' at Biden when he condemns fentanyl overdose ... trends now
Republicans blamed Joe Biden for the fentanyl crisis as they tore into the president from the floor of the House chamber during his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
During at least two points of the speech, Republicans stood up and jeered at Biden, demanding that he 'secure the border.'
It comes the same day that the House Oversight and Accountability Committee held a hearing on the southern border crisis, specifically pointing to the record-high number of overdoses and deaths due to unprecedented drug smuggling of fentanyl coming in from Mexico.
Biden turned to honor one of the guests in his box at the annual remarks, a father of a 20-year-old who died of a fentanyl overdose.
President Joe Biden was heckled by Republican lawmakers who claimed he is to blame for the massive spike in fentanyl overdoses and deaths due to his lax border policies
'It's your fault,' one lawmaker shouted at the president during his State of the Union address on Tuesday evening when Biden was honoring a father whose 20-year-old daughter died of a fentanyl overdose
'Courtney discovered pills in high school that spiraled into addiction and eventually death from a fentanyl overdose. She was just 20 years old,' Biden said as the camera focused on her father Doug.
'Their family has turned pain into purpose, working to end the stigma, and change laws,' the president added. 'He told us he wants to start a journey toward American recovery. Doug, we're with you.'
But Republicans wouldn't let Biden get off the hook for his lax border policies leading to the massive spike in drug smuggling into the country, which has led to record-high deaths in the last two years.
'Fentanyl is killing more than 70,000 Americans per year,' Biden noted.
As Republicans started to shout 'secure the border,' the president nodded and said: 'You got it.'
As the shouting from the Republican side of the chamber started to simmer down, one lawmaker clearly yelled: 'It's your fault.'
During at least two points of the speech, Republican lawmakers shouted 'secure the border' at the president. Pictured: Georgie Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, wearing all white, jeered at Biden several times throughout the speech
Several Republican lawmakers were vocal throughout the speech about their disapproval of the president and his policies
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, who sits behind the president and next to the vice president, was seen scoffing and shrugging as well as appearing board at several points of the night
Two U.S. Border Patrol agents testifying before the Oversight Committee earlier on Tuesday acknowledged that the amount of fentanyl seized at the southern border so far this year is enough to kill nearly five times the population of the U.S.
Tucson Sector Chief Patrol Agent John Modlin noted that 700 pounds of fentanyl was seized in his sector alone in 2022, which he noted was enough to kill half the population of the United States.
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