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Rep. Grothman says the media and public have to wake up to the grim reality of fentanyl deaths

"Part of the problem here is the American public does not know how bad this is," Grothman said.

Published: December 5, 2023 8:13pm

Updated: December 6, 2023 2:30pm

Congressman Glenn Grothman, R-Wis., said on Tuesday that the media and the American public needs to have a real wakeup call when it comes to the fentanyl crisis in America. 

"Part of the problem here is the American public does not know how bad this is," Grothman said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "We've got to force the press to wake up and say, 'look, we have 100,000 people dying every year.' How many people is that?"

Fentanyl is an opioid drug that has made its rounds in the press due to being trafficked across the southern border in record numbers and killing many young Americans. 

The Department of Justice filed charges earlier this year against four Chinese chemical manufacturing companies and eight people over allegations that they illegally trafficked chemicals used to make fentanyl.

Over the weekend, John Solomon broke down the fentanyl crisis plaguing the country and the main actors benefiting from getting Americans hooked on drugs, and interviewed the loved ones of those affected.

"I'm glad the parents are helping out on this. It's a good thing to do for your children who've died. Trying to get these politicians and get these media outlets to talk about the huge, huge human toll, huge costs and suffering that the neglect of what's going on at the southern border is causing," Grothman said. 

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