Cruz and Roy slam Biden administrator over ‘artificial’ border crisis as fentanyl deaths skyrocket
Senator Ted cruz, R-Texas, and Representative Chip Roy, R-Texas, criticized the Biden administration for the “man-made” border crisis as fentanyl deaths in America skyrocket.
The two Republican lawmakers are traveling Texas to learn from local officials and stakeholders about how the border crisis is affecting them.
“Texans are directly bearing the brunt of the border crisis,” Cruz tweeted, including a video of him and Roy speaking at a panel discussion Tuesday.
BORDER CRISIS: 233% INCREASE IN SEIZURES OF FENTANYL AT THE SOUTHERN BORDER
At round table, Cruz said the “infuriating” thing about the crisis is that it is the result of calculated choices by the president and vice president.
“What’s infuriating is this crisis is man-made,” said Cruz. “It was caused by deliberate political decisions by this administration, by [President] Joe Biden and by [Vice President] Kamala Harris. “
Cruz said there were three reasons for the crisis: Biden suspended construction of the border wall, reinstated the “failed” capture and release policy, and made the “most offensive decision” to end the Mexico’s “successful” maintenance policy.
Roy was talking on the “human cost” of the crisis, such as the aspect of human trafficking, as well as the damage caused by drugs such as fentanyl.
The Texas tour comes as the border crisis rages and deaths from the soaring fentanyl rage rage.
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April of this year saw a 233% increase in seizures of fentanyl at the southern border, according to data released by US Customs and Border Protection.
Fentanyl, a dangerous opioid, is significantly more potent than heroin and the related opioid carfentanyl is even more potent than fentanyl.
“Fentanyl is considered 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and kills tens of thousands of Americans each year. And if the chemical is changed, it can be much more deadly,” said Kevin McCarthy, chief of the parliamentary minority, R-Calif., said in April.
“Almost every state is seeing an increase in the number of opioid-related deaths, and that should require every government official to take action to prevent these preventable deaths. “
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox News Digital. You can find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.