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GOP border Rep. says China, Mexican cartels have 'declared war' on America with fentanyl trafficking

Texas Rep. Brian Babin refers to what's happening at the border as 'chemical warfare.'

Published: September 19, 2022 7:12pm

Updated: September 19, 2022 8:45pm

GOP Rep. Brian Babin says that China and Mexico had declared war on America by bringing fentanyl across the border, resulting in hundreds of Americans dying every day.

According to a DEA intelligence report, China is one of the main sources of fentanyl for the Mexican cartels. China provides the fentanyl and pathways for the drugs, and the cartels smuggle them into the United States and other places.

"The cartels and the Chinese communists have declared war," Babin said on the Monday edition of "Just the News, Not Noise." "I think it's chemical warfare against the United States of America and there should be some real accountability for both of those entities."

Before going to Congress, Babin was a healthcare provider, a dental surgeon, who is familiar with fentanyl.

"Fentanyl is a drug that belongs in the operating room," Babin continued. "It certainly doesn't belong on the streets. It certainly doesn't belong in a capsule or a tablet disguised as another drug to be taken by some unsuspecting person. You could be thinking you're taking a Tylenol and the next thing you know you're overdosing and dying on fentanyl."

The Biden administration was asked about the fentanyl crisis back in August to which press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the Biden administration was "working on securing the border."

"We see those same numbers as well. But the fact [is] that we're, you know, we are securing the border," Jean-Pierre said, referring to data that showed a 200% increase of fentanyl seizures at the southern border, the New York Post reports. 

"The fact that we are securing record levels of funding from DHS so they can stop illicit drugs from entering into the country, the fact that it's not just drug traffickers that we're dealing with as well, we're stopping financiers. This is what's happening with this — under this administration," Jean-Pierre continued. 

According to Babin, the fentanyl deaths have gotten bad, with hundreds of Americans dying every day due to overdoses. 

"Roughly 300 Americans a day are dying from these drugs coming in through  the cartels and emanating from China," Rep. Babin said. "It is horrible."

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