Sacramentom CA -This week on the Senate Floor, I called out Democrat lawmakers’ hypocrisy on the fentanyl crisis.
Just days after rejecting several meaningful measures aimed at holding deadly fentanyl dealers accountable, Senate Democrats passed a resolution acknowledging Fentanyl Awareness Day and the dangers of the drug. This resolution has ZERO legal impact on the crisis. Democrat lawmakers chose optics over action while fentanyl dealers get off the hook and kids get dealt deadly drugs. We are not going to let them get away with this hypocrisy. Capitol reporter Ashley Zavala caught some of my remarks calling them out on the Senate Floor, you can watch them HERE.
One Senate Democrat even went as far as stating that he was concerned about the “unintended consequences” that impose stricter penalties on meth or cocaine dealers as it relates to Senate Bill 44, a bipartisan fentanyl bill that I’m coauthoring. You can watch his remarks here.
Over 100 Californians are dying every week from fentanyl. It’s time to stop the hypocrisy and start holding those responsible for this crisis. I went on KUSI to talk more about the crisis and what we can do, watch my interview here.
Senate Minority Leader Brian W. Jones California’s 40th Senate District
Senator Brian W. Jones represents California’s 40th Senate District which includes the Cities of Escondido, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, San Diego City communities of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Mira Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Peñasquitos, Scripps Ranch, Sorrento Valley, and University City, along with the San Diego County unincorporated communities of 4S Ranch, Alpine, Bonsall, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Pine Valley, Rainbow, Ramona, and Valley Center.