(TheRedWire.com) – Officials throughout the Biden administration say the darndest things. On Sunday, October 16, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg turned heads when he said the supply chain broke because President Joe Biden successfully guided the economy out of the recession. If that weren’t bad enough, during a Tuesday press conference in Ecuador, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated drug seizures were a “good news, bad news” story.
WATCH: Secretary of State Antony Blinken admits "record drug seizures" at the border, but insists it's a "good news, bad news story." pic.twitter.com/5y5gknYfgD
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 19, 2021
On October 1, the US Customs and Border Protection seized $1.2 million of cocaine and fentanyl. Law enforcement officials say the war on drugs won’t get any better while the Biden administration leaves the border unsecured. Cochise, Arizona, Sheriff Mark Daniels told Fox News in his one tiny part of the southern border, his agency had collected:
- 10,000 pounds of fentanyl,
- 180,000 pounds of meth,
- 86,000 pounds of cocaine,
- 5,000 pounds of heroin, and
- 311,000 pounds of marijuana.
The Republican National Committee jumped on Blinken’s comment in a tweet, capitalizing on the secretary’s words. Some suggested Blinken misspoke and was referring to drug trafficking in Ecuador. In any case, his words were not well-timed and came off as either unaware or uninterested in the complex drug trafficking problems that plague both countries.
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