Bill Barr Blames China Over Fentanyl Epidemic During Intense Hearing

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During his congressional hearing this week, former U.S. Attorney General Bill Barr attributed America’s fentanyl epidemic entirely to communist China.

Barr delivered his comments during his testimony on Tuesday before the House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party.

The focus of his testimony was a 64-page paper titled “The CCP’s Role In The Fentanyl Crisis.”

Barr stated that the annual mortality rate in the United States due to drug overdoses surpasses the number of American casualties during the most violent year of World War II.

“The [People’s Republic of China] is the source of the fentanyl that is slaughtering Americans. China produces nearly all the illicit fentanyl precursors used and the fentanyl introduced into the United States. These are the indispensable ingredients that drive the fentanyl trade.” Barr said.

“There is no practical alternative for anywhere near the volume of precursors necessary to fuel this trade,” he continued. “Simply put, without China’s production and export of fentanyl and fentanyl precursors, there would be no fentanyl crisis in the United States and the mass slaughter would effectively stop.” he continued.

“They are knee deep and actively sponsoring, encouraging, and facilitating the production and export of fentanyl and fentanyl precursors for distribution in the United States. First, the committee’s investigators have found a hidden [Chinese] government website currently fully active that offers complete tax rebates incentivizing the export of all fentanyl analogs and precursors, as well as other synthetic narcotics — drugs that are illegal in the U.S., illegal in China, and have no legitimate purpose.” he added.

Barr asserted that the Chinese Communist Party played an active role rather than being a passive observer in the entire situation; they were the main instigators.

Barr also asserted that there exists information indicating that China is deliberately involved in this behavior, and he emphasized that the United States should not anticipate China to behave with sincerity in the future.

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