Analyzing Republican Attacks on Biden for Increase in Fentanyl Seized

Posted on AllSides December 9th, 2021
From The Center

U.S. border officials reported seizing 10,856 pounds of fentanyl being smuggled across the southwest border in fiscal year 2021, a 132% increase from fiscal year 2020. Some Republicans have misleadingly suggested that the amount of drugs seized is a negative development attributable to the immigration policies of President Joe Biden.

But the steep rise started in mid-2020 under then-President Donald Trump.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, chair of the House Republican Conference, was one of the Republicans citing fentanyl seizures in October as a sign of “Biden’s Border Crisis,” even though more...

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