Back in April, authorities seized more than 3,100 pounds of fentanyl, but now the number is closer to 1,700 pounds. That is slightly less than the same time last year.
Some Colorado Republicans on Capitol Hill, including U.S. Rep. Ken Buck and U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, blame the influx of fentanyl on our streets to migrants crossing the border. Buck previously told Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, “When people die of fentanyl poisoning, it’s your fault.”
The Democrat said that what Buck addressed was stigma rhetoric and misinformation.
She added, “We absolutely need security at the border. We do have significant security at the border, that’s why cartels don’t actually use the border for trafficking.”
The freshman congresswoman said instead, “Almost 90% of the fentanyl that is coming into the U.S. is coming through our ports.”
Pettersen then went in-depth about how fentanyl is coming across the border.
Watch the full conversation on “Colorado Point of View” this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. then again Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on Channel 2.