After laughing briefly while mentioning a mother that lost her two sons to fentanyl on Wednesday night, President Joe Biden drew criticism.
Rebecca Kiessling, a mother from Michigan, spoke last week before the U.S. House about how the fentanyl epidemic took the lives of her two kids, Caleb and Kyler.
“You welcome people who breach our border seeking protection, but you also welcome drug dealers,” she retorted.
“This was not a drug overdose, so I don’t use the term ‘drug overdose. This was a homicide. My kids received fentanyl-laced imitation Percocet pills. There was absolutely no Percocet in it. And it’s a murder, not an overdose,” she said.
Kiessling added that if fentanyl coming across the border had been weapons of mass devastation coming from a foreign country, the United States would act more firmly.
“You damn well know you would take action if we had Chinese forces standing up along our southern border with weapons directed at our people and with mass destruction weapons aimed at our towns. A weather balloon from China traversing the nation. Everyone is panicking despite the fact that no one was injured,” she claimed.
“But nothing is being done, and every year 100,000 Americans pass away. There is not enough being done. Not decreasing, but increasing numbers. You also mention the separation of migrant children from their parents. My kids were snatched from me!” she exclaimed.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) blamed Joe Biden’s administration throughout the hearing.
“This administration has failed you, American families, and most importantly, it has failed our children and young people,” added Greene.
“Listen to this woman, who lost two children from fentanyl poisoning, speak the truth regarding both of her son’s murders due to the Biden government’s reluctance to secure our border and prevent the Cartel from killing Americans each day using Chinese fentanyl,” Greene tweeted following the session.
Joe Biden grinned as he discussed Greene’s remarks on the subject during his Wednesday night speech at the House Democrat Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
“Greene is fantastic, isn’t she? Oof,” Biden exclaimed while laughing.
Shameful and embarrassing … https://t.co/dWFF6UWvWI
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) March 2, 2023
“I should probably go off-topic, but I’ve read that she recently made a very specific claim, claiming that I was responsible for the deaths of a mother’s boys, a poor lady who had lost two children to fentanyl. The fascinating part is that the fentanyl they ingested was produced during the previous administration,” Biden chuckled.