IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… Sen. Rick Scott in The Washington Times: Biden’s open borders fuel America’s deadly fentanyl crisis

September 23, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In case you missed it, Senator Rick Scott wrote an op-ed for The Washington Times on how the Biden administration’s policy of open borders is fueling the fentanyl crisis which is ravaging America’s communities.


Senator Scott has introduced the END FENTANYL Act, the STOP FENTANYL PACKAGE Act, and the UPDATED USPS Act to curb fentanyl deaths, protect American families from deadly drugs, and provide state, local and federal agencies much-needed tools and resources to combat the opioid crisis.


In the op-ed, Senator Rick Scott wrote, “Earlier this year, I spoke with a mom in Kissimmee who tragically lost her son to an opioid overdose. The young man, who happened to be a member of our Armed Forces, had returned home for Mother’s Day. While there, he met up with some old friends and was offered a Xanax to help with his anxiety. The pill he took was laced with fentanyl and it killed him.



Today, because of the raging crisis on our border and the deadly opioid crisis it is fueling, too many American families now know what this terrible loss is like. I’m fighting in the Senate to end this crisis and stop the suffering it’s causing across America.



While our brave border patrol agents are doing everything they can to stop the flow of these deadly drugs into America’s neighborhoods, the Biden administration has left them understaffed and under-resourced.


What is President Biden doing to stop the fentanyl killing spree? Nothing.


Since the very day he took office, Joe Biden has worked to dismantle our border protection policies. His amnesty agenda and open border policies have led to record-breaking illegal immigration, and with it, an unchecked deluge of drugs pouring into the United States.


We need political leaders who are willing to stand up, enforce our laws and protect Americans. That’s why I continue to demand that Joe Biden reverse course and secure the border, and why I’ve introduced multiple pieces of legislation to improve our federal response to the opioid epidemic.


First, I’m fighting to pass my bipartisan END FENTANYL Act to require U.S. Customs and Border Protection to update its policies at least once every three years to ensure the drug interdiction guidance is up-to-date.


Second, I’ve introduced the STOP FENTANYL PACKAGE Act.


Finally, I will be fighting to pass the UPDATED USPS Act to curb the flow of fentanyl through the mail.


We don’t have time to wait, and I won’t stop fighting in the Senate to bring an end to this horrible crisis.”


Read the full op-ed in The Washington Times HERE.