West Virginia AG accuses Biden administration of 'trying to destroy the fabric' of America
The Biden administration knows that the cost of the border crisis "is heavy crime and death, and yet, not only do they do nothing, they're actually trying to block the states from protecting their own citizens," Patrick Morrisey said.
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The Biden administration is not simply neglecting to enforce the law, it is purposefully trying to destroy America with destructive policies, warns West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.
The Republican attorney general blasted the current administration for what he said is its willfulness in enacting policies that harm Americans.
"[A]t some point, you can't say that when you fail to do your job, it's negligence or pure dereliction of duty," Morrisey told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Thursday's episode. "This is like active commission of activities that are leading to death and destruction."
The state AG gave examples, including the crisis on the southern border, where, he said, "Mexican drug cartels are making an estimated $100 million a week ... on human trafficking."
As for illegal drugs, Texas law enforcement "captured 1,200 pounds of fentanyl — that's enough deadly doses to kill off over 220 million Americans," Morrisey said.
"The Biden administration knows all these facts, they don't care about having obstructions and blocking any of the undocumented aliens from coming in. They know that the cost of this is heavy crime and death, and yet, not only do they do nothing, they're actually trying to block the states from protecting their own citizens. That's unacceptable on any level.
"And I think that the more that the American people get educated on that point — that's not mere neglect, negligence — that's actually downright trying to destroy the fabric of our country and being willing to let our people go to slaughter."
In West Virginia "tons of people ... are dying from death overdoses, and we can trace the fentanyl back to Mexico through the production of the drug cartels," Morrisey said.
"And I'm not telling you that all these problems started just the beginning of the Biden administration," he continued. "But there seems to be, you know, a much greater effort to just, not only completely ignore, but really allow or encourage these types of rampant and destructive behaviors to occur."
West Virginia's lead prosecutor also discussed his state's lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which 19 other states have joined in support. On Feb. 28, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case, in which the states will argue that the EPA doesn't have the power to unilaterally decarbonize various sectors of the economy.
"Separation of powers questions really matter, and all we're saying is that when you have the major question of the day that's so important — from a financial, a social, a political perspective — Congress needs to provide that clear statement to the federal agency to allow them to act," Morrisey said. "And that's certainly not what's going on here with respect to the EPA."
He added, "I think all of us have been very concerned with the size and the growth of government over time, where a lot of these agencies seize power that's not proper under the law."