A pair of GOP lawmakers have introduced a bill in response to a Biden administration drug reform initiative that appears to take a jab at the first son.
Titled the ‘‘Halting the Use of Narcotics Through Effective Recovery Act of 2022,’’ the legislation is known as the ‘‘HUNTER Act of 2022,” in response to reports the administration is preparing to fund a $30 million to supply crack pipes to addicts.
Hunter Biden is an admitted former crack addict.
According to its description, the purpose of the legislation is to “prohibit the use of Federal funds to purchase or support the purchase of, drug paraphernalia.”
The bill also states:
(a) IN GENERAL.—No Federal funds, including funds appropriated by section 2706 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (42 U.S.C. 290dd–3 note), may be used for the purchase, or to support the purchase by any recipient of Federal assistance, of any drug paraphernalia.
(b) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term ‘‘drug paraphernalia’’— (1) has the definition given to that term in section 863 of title 18, United States Code; and (2) includes, to the extent covered by such definition, crack pipes, harm reduction vending machines, syringes, and safe smoking kits and supplies.
“Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Dan Bishop of North Carolina said in an exclusive joint interview with Fox News Digital that the Biden administration got caught ‘red-handed’ trying to fund crack pipes as part of a $30 million grant program and that legislation is needed to stop the ‘ridiculous’ proposal,” the outlet reported, adding: “The White House has denied the grant would fund crack pipes.”
In an interview with Fox News Digital, Boebert discussed the reasoning behind the legislation.
“Congressman Bishop and I are standing up and saying, heck no,” Boebert noted.
“Our tax dollars should not be funding the death and destruction of crack addicts. Democrats are always putting the American taxpayer last and Republicans just want to give people in need a good job. Democrats want to give them crack pipes,” she added.
“I like the HUNTER Act because it was a better acronym than Stop Paying to Subsidize Biden’s Son’s Drug Addiction act. That didn’t really flow,” Boebert quipped. “I think tax dollars have been on the hook for Hunter’s addictions long enough.”
Bishop also criticized Democrats’ more progressive drug policies including safe injection sites, needle trade-in programs, and safe smoking kits, noting that all of those attempt to “remove all stigma” from drug use, when “actually, stigma is not a bad thing.”
“The HUNTER Act is a means of encapsulating how ridiculous public policy can become when it’s in the hands of the woke,” Bishop said.