Amid Increasing Drug Overdose Deaths In Georgia, Biden Drastically Understates Deadliness Of Fentanyl

As Democrat President Joe Biden discussed the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border that began under his administration, he grossly underestimated the deadliness of fentanyl, saying that 20,000 pounds of the drug would only kill 1,000 people.

Biden’s remarks on fentanyl came as deaths from drug overdoses surge in Georgia. The number of annual deaths from fentanyl in particular has more than tripled in the last three years in Georgia.

As noted in a report from Georgia’s Office of the Attorney General, “all drug overdose deaths in Georgia increased by 55.9 percent from 2019 to 2021.”

“Opioids, specifically fentanyl, appear to be driving these increases. From 2019 to 2021, fentanyl-involved overdose deaths increased by 218.4 percent,” the report added.

Biden made his comments as he discussed the illegal immigration crisis at the southern border, which hit a record high during his first year in office and surged even higher during his second year in office.  

“For example, since August of last year, Customs and Border Patrol have seized more than 20,000 pounds of deadly fentanyl. That’s enough to kill — kill as many as 1,000 people in this country. Twenty thousand pounds of fentanyl. It’s a killer. It’s a flat killer,” Biden said. 

As noted by One America News Network’s Addison Smith, that amount of fentanyl is actually enough to kill nearly 5 billion people.

D & B Staff

Further reading

Subscribe