FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 12, 2023
GOVERNOR ASA HUTCHINSON COMMENTS ON JOE BIDEN'S PLAN TO ADDRESS FENTANYL CRISIS Biden's approach doesn't address the problem at its source and keep Americans safe
BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican candidate for President as well as former governor of Arkansas and official in President George W. Bush's administration, discussed President Joe Biden's plan to address the fentanyl crisis in America this morning on NewsNation's "Morning in America with Adrienne Bankert". In that interview, Governor Hutchinson highlighted what he believes is the ideal approach to combat this deadly crisis. You can view that interview below:
"Fentanyl is one of the most extraordinary challenges facing America today," said Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican Presidential Candidate and former governor of Arkansas. "The most important thing that we can and should do is designate the cartels responsible for smuggling fentanyl across our southern border as foreign terrorist organizations. That is missing in President Biden's strategy and means that he is leaving too many tools unused."
Governor Hutchinson also discussed the importance of putting pressure on Mexico to be a partner in the fight to stop the flow of fentanyl and increasing the frequency of education for our children about the dangers of drugs. Hutchinson also advocated for increasing resources for Border Patrol, completing the infrastructure between the ports of entry, and tightening the United States' asylum rules.
"This crisis is not just found on our streets or on our border. The cartels are utilizing social media to recruit young Americans to help with the smuggling of drugs and humans across our southern border. By designating these cartels as foreign terrorist organizations, we are able to leverage additional cyber-warfare resources from our military and federal law enforcement agencies. No intelligence resources should be off the table when it comes to combating the fentanyl crisis," concluded Gov. Hutchinson.