Biden Asked to Label Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Biden Asked to Label Fentanyl as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Biden Asked to Declare a New Weapon Of Mass Destruction

( – The opioid crisis has ravaged America over the last decade. In 2021, the US saw more than 100,000 overdose deaths for the first time due in part to the prevalence of fentanyl on the streets. Several state attorneys general are now asking the president to take action.

In July, Ashley Moody, Florida’s attorney general, sent President Joe Biden a letter asking him to declare fentanyl a weapon of mass destruction. Now, 17 attorneys general, both Democratic and Republican, have joined her request. In her letter earlier in the summer, Moody explained America lost more than twice the number of people to synthetic opioids than it did during the Vietnam War. She also pointed out the drugs are a danger to those who might come into contact with them, including police and paramedics.

In an interview with Fox News, Moody pointed to the border crisis as an issue making the spread of the drug worse.

Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen (R) issued a press release declaring his support for Moody’s plan. The statement included a snippet of the letter the top prosecutors sent to Biden, saying “bold action must be taken.” They told the POTUS that the country couldn’t “sit idly by until a terrorist chooses to inflict harm using” fentanyl.

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