On Wednesday, December 20th, when asked by CNN what should be done about opioid abuse, Joe Manchin, the senior senator from West Virginia, said that “we need to declare war on drugs.” Apparently Senator Manchin is unaware that President Richard Nixon already declared war on drugs over four decades ago.
But not everyone has forgotten. Congressman Justin Amash tweeting that Senator Manchin’s response was due to a “rift in the space-time continuum”.
Manchin’s response to the opioid epidemic is particularly galling considering his own sordid involvement with pharmaceutical companies. His daughter works for and he is a major recipient of donations from a company that sells, you know, drugs.
For more information, visit Joe Manchin’s is a Traitor.