Republicans keep forgetting who the U.S. president was in 2020https://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/maddowblog/republicans-keep-forgetting-us-president-was-2020-rcna72870
For much of Joe Bidens presidency, a variety of Republicans have pointed to fentanyl seizures at the U.S./Mexico border as proof of lax security measures. Thats never made any sense the claims are inherently self-defeating but an amazing number of GOP officials have spent the last couple of years pushing the line.
This came up again yesterday during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing, when Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene pointed to the Biden administration successfully seizing fentanyl before it reaches American soil as evidence of the Biden administration failing to stop fentanyl before it reaches American soil.
That was, to be sure, quite weird, but it wasnt the Georgia congresswomans only misstep. Greene also published this missive to Twitter:
Listen to this mother, who lost two children to fentanyl poisoning, tell the truth about both of her sons murders because of the Biden administrations [sic] refusal to secure our border and stop the Cartels [sic] from murdering Americans everyday [sic] by Chinese fentanyl.
The tweet came with a video of Rebecca Kiessling, a Michigan woman who told lawmakers about losing two sons to accidental fentanyl overdoses.
But while Greene saw Kiesslings tragic story as proof of the Biden administrations policies, there was a fairly obvious problem with this attempt at blame: Kiesslings sons died in 2020, when Biden was a private citizen.
And while I dont imagine anyone was especially surprised to see that the right-wing Georgian hadn't done her homework, it was part of a curious recent pattern in GOP politics: Republicans keep forgetting who was president in 2020.
They just know their supporters wont question their lies. And even very few media.
If you republicans would quit smuggling fentanyl.
Charlottesville Tiki Torcher Killed Himself Before Drug Smuggling Trial $215 for smuggling fentanyl.