(National Sentinel)Â Deadly Decision: If Democrats ever win back power and follow through on a pledge to get rid of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, millions more Americans are going to die.
That’s not typical Leftist hyperbole, according to Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., that’s a fact: ICE was responsible for intercepting more thanÂ 200 million lethal doses of illegally smuggled fentanyl, a synthetic form of heroin that is already killing Americans at an epidemic rate.
In an interview with SiriusXM Patriotâ€™s Breitbart News Saturday, Brat told Breitbart News Political Editor Matt Boyle Democrats’ plan to abolish ICE would enable Mexico-based drug cartels to readily smuggle millions more lethal doses of drugs into the country.
â€œTheyâ€™re going after ICE. My opponent [Abigail Spanberger] is endorsed by Elizabeth Warren and she wants sanctuary cities â€¦ and theyâ€™re going after ICE,â€ Brat said,Â Breitbart News reported.
â€œAnd who is ICE? Thatâ€™s internal enforcement,â€ Brat continued. â€œThose are the guys who are protecting us from the 200 million lethal doses of fentanyl that have come across the border in just the last year. And then the heroin spike and the opioid piece is still not solved â€¦ all of that ties into human trafficking,” he noted.
â€œThe Left is just off the rails,â€ Brat said.
For certain. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, 115 Americans die every day from opioid overdose.
“The misuse of and addiction to opioidsâ€”including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanylâ€”is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare,” the NIDA noted further.
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total ‘economic burden’ of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.”
And Democrats, if given their way on abolishing ICE, would dramatically compound this problem.
Listen to Brat’s interview here, perÂ Breitbart News: