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Sen. Lindsey Graham conflates America's war on drugs with the opioid epidemic
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Sen. Lindsey Graham conflates America's war on drugs with the opioid epidemic

Ep. 17 — Sen. Lindsey Graham (1-25-2024)
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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Ask a Pol asks:

Has there been any talk about the ‘war on drugs’ in relation to the border, specifically when it comes to the war on drugs destabilizing economies south of our border?

Key Graham:

“There’s some stuff in there about fentanyl in the border negotiations,” Graham told Ask a Pol. “There’s some fentanyl stuff.”

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Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), slightly edited for clarity.

TRANSCRIPT: Sen. Lindsey Graham

Matt Laslo: “Has there been any thinking or talk about the war on drugs in relation to the border?”

Lindsey Graham: “There’s some stuff in there about fentanyl in the border negotiations.”

ML: “But specifically when it comes to the war on drugs destabilizing the economies down there?”

LG: “Yeah, there’s some fentanyl stuff.”

ML: “Yeah?”

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