Other Twitter users also noted the gaffe.
…Just 15,000 pounds is enough to kill every American.https://t.co/UdyE011XXE— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) January 5, 2023
According to media ordained medical expert Joe Biden, if you consume 20 pounds of fentanyl you will die.Take 19 pounds though and you could have a fighting chance?pic.twitter.com/7bu9gtfKpA — Daniel Bostic (@debostic) January 5, 2023
Republican Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana weighed in on Twitter to say that Biden is “either clueless about this deadly crisis or simply doesn’t care.”
Biden: “20,000 lbs of fentanyl is enough to kill 1,000 people in this country.”That would be enough fentanyl to kill nearly everyone on the planet. pic.twitter.com/fgLPlxbpWJ — Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 5, 2023
It’s great that border agents intercepted 20,000 pounds of fentanyl, but Biden neglected to mention the huge quantities of the drug that avoid detection. The advocacy group Families Against Fentanyl, citing data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said fentanyl poisoning was the No. 1 cause of death for Americans ages 18 to 45. After two years of insisting the border is secure, Biden and his administration know they must acknowledge a problem exists or risk this issue becoming an albatross around their neck in the 2024 campaign. As usual, through a two-part approach of blaming Republicans for refusing to work with them on immigration and giving the impression they are taking steps to secure the border, they’ll try to avoid responsibility. Will they succeed? The frequency of Biden’s blunders has become a constant theme in his presidency and has undermined confidence in his ability to lead the country. [firefly_poll] Republican Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas, a former White House physician, has led the charge in declaring Biden cognitively unfit for office, and he did so again after Thursday’s news conference. “Biden STRUGGLED today in his press conference,” Jackson said on Twitter. “He stumbled over words. He called Kamala, ‘President Harris.’ It was a DISASTER. He doesn’t know where he’s at or what he’s saying. He has NO IDEA what’s going on!!”
Joe Biden said “20,000 pounds of fentanyl could kill 1,000 people.”20,000 pounds of fentanyl is enough to kill BILLIONS of people. He is either clueless about this deadly crisis or simply doesn’t care. — Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) January 5, 2023
Biden has shown signs of cognitive decline since he launched his run for the presidency in April 2019, and it keeps getting worse and worse. Although it appears ludicrous that rational people would even consider re-electing him, Pennsylvanians just elected John Fetterman to represent them in the U.S. Senate. Never underestimate the Democrats. It could happen again. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Biden STRUGGLED today in his press conference. He stumbled over words. He called Kamala, “President Harris.” It was a DISASTER. He doesn’t know where he’s at or what he’s saying. He has NO IDEA what’s going on!!— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) January 5, 2023