Arizona AG candidate vows to find ways to sue Chinese companies for fentanyl

"I'm going to look at creative ways to start going after China."

Published: October 13, 2022 6:36pm

Updated: October 13, 2022 8:04pm

Arizona attorney general GOP candidate Abe Hamadeh says that if elected, he will hold Chinese companies accountable for their involvement in the manufacturing and trafficking of fentanyl.

"I'm going to look at creative ways to start going after China," Hamadeh said on the Thursday edition of the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. 

Hamadeh referred to the attorney general of Missouri, Eric Schmitt, who filed a lawsuit against the Chinese Communist Party for unleashing COVID-19, claiming it was responsible for the global pandemic by covering up the early infections and the fact that it likely came from the Wuhan, China lab. 

"China right now they're the ones sending the powder to the drug cartels," Hamadeh stated. "I mean, they're working with the drug cartels. And this is why Arizona right now — almost 100% of all the fentanyl pills coming into the state is coming from south of our border."

According to Hamadeh, many Arizona parents are concerned about fentanyl being given out on Halloween.

"That's why I've been calling to classify the cartels as terrorist organizations," Hamadeh said. "But you know, with Halloween coming up, it's exceptionally worrisome that they are trying to target children right now with these colored fentanyl pills."

Hamadeh said that it may be difficult to sue the Chinese companies making these pills, but he's planning to find ways to go after them and hold them accountable.

"We're gonna look at ways, but my main focus is going after the drug cartels, but also making sure our southern border is secure and working with that invasion declaration by Governor Kari Lake," Hamadeh concluded. 

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