Sen. Marshall Responds to Biden Proposal to Hand out Free Crack Pipes

Senator Speaks on Rising Crime in America

(Washington, D.C., February 9, 2022) – U.S. Senator Roger Marshall, M.D. today spoke at a press conference and on the Senate floor about rising crime in America as well as the latest $30 million grant program from the Biden Administration to fund the distribution of crack pipes. According to the Washington Free Beacon, an HHS spokesperson told the outlet earlier this week that a grant program to fund safe smoking kits “will provide pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and ‘any illicit substance.’” That said, following Senator Marshall’s remarks, the HHS Secretary reversed course saying, “no federal funding will be used directly or through subsequent reimbursement of grantees to put pipes in safe smoking kits.” In his remarks, Senator Marshall said in part,

“Did any of us think sitting in our senior year of high school in our government class that we would be part of a nation where its government gives out crack pipes as a tool… As I finished up some 15 town halls this past weekend, I can tell you I’ve never seen Americans so upset… America sees riots and vandalism and this Administration applauds them. America sees looting and shoplifting and this Administration says don’t prosecute… And then finally America sees our law enforcement officers being told to turn their backs on violent crimes and not pursue… As I think about advice for this Administration, I know if they had the will they could fix this problem. I know exactly what my dad would tell them. He would say, ‘Treat criminals like criminals. Treat police officers, law enforcement officers like heroes…’ It’s time to refund the police, folks. It’s time to secure the border. Let’s hold criminals accountable.”

You may click HERE or on the image below to watch Senator Marshall’s remarks at the press conference.

You may click HERE or on the image below to watch Senator Marshall’s speech on the Senate floor.

Background:

  • Organized “smash-and-grab” robberies have wreaked havoc on retailers across the U.S.
  • From 2020, Ambush-style attacks on officers increased 115%.
  • In 2021, nearly 350 officers were shot – over 70 of them were intentionally targeted.

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