Defanged the DEA
Says Marsha Blackburn "at the behest of the pharmaceutical industry, co-sponsored a law that weakened DEA enforcement efforts against drug distribution companies that were supplying corrupt doctors and pharmacists who peddled narcotics to the black market."
— PolitiFact National
on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
Not their primary role
"Every time they’ve done those border patrols, they’ve taken out people who have trafficked drugs. That’s the federal government’s role. They’re doing their job."
— PolitiFact New Hampshire
on Friday, July 27th, 2018
Not a scientific experiment
"Obama administration kept illegal Mexican kids in detention camps as ‘experiment’"
on Monday, June 25th, 2018
Not an attorney general's fault
On Mike DeWine's record as attorney general: "Opioid deaths have tripled on his watch and there have been cuts to funds for first responders and people in the community fighting the crisis."
— PolitiFact Ohio
on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
Overplays the link
"The bulk of the problem with the opioid epidemic is the fentanyl and all the synthetic drugs coming across the southern border."
— PolitiFact Florida
on Thursday, June 7th, 2018