Hillary is ready to fight the war on drugs… in Mexico
Regarding the moment when I first saw the title of the article, Hillary Clinton Willing to Cross Border to Combat Heroin, I have a confession to make. My first thought was, send us a postcard and be sure to wear some body armor. I mean, why not? She still looks pretty scrappy for her age, and if she managed to take out a few cartel operatives then at least she’d have something to point to as an accomplishment as she runs for president. Sadly, that’s not really what she meant at all. (ABC News)
Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton said that she would take the fight against heroin beyond America’s borders if need be, according to an exclusive interview with ABC News affiliate WMUR.
Substance abuse has become a mainstay during Clinton’s campaign. When confronted by WMUR’s Josh McElveen at an event earlier today about soaring heroin usage in the Granite State, Clinton suggested turning the war on drugs to the Southern border.
“I think you have to,” responded Clinton. “This has to be a comprehensive strategy. And we know that this cheap heroin that is killing so many people is coming across our border.”
According to the White House, Mexico is the “primary supplier of heroin to the United States” and “cultivation in Mexico remains high.”
I really didn’t expect the “war on drugs” to rear its head as a major campaign issue this cycle and I’m not entirely sure it will, no matter how much Hillary talks about it. What we’re likely seeing is her attempt to show her concern for the SJW forces making the case that too many blacks and Latinos are in jail for drug charges and the fact that our jails are full. (Valid points of discussion, by the way.)