House committee finds Chinese government pushes fentanyl materials, fueling drug crisis

Apr 17, 2024 | Political News

A new report Tuesday detailing the Chinese Communist Party’s role in the fentanyl crisis plaguing the country details the findings of a House investigation that concluded the Chinese government subsidizes the manufacturing and export of fentanyl materials and refuses to crack down on the illicit market.

The report, released by the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, coincided with a public hearing with former Attorney General Bill Barr, former DEA Chief of Operations Ray Donovan, and an expert from the RAND research organization.

“As President Reagan once said, ‘If you want more of something, subsidize it.’ Through its actions, the Chinese Communist Party is telling us that it wants more fentanyl entering our country. It wants the societal chaos and devastation that has resulted from this epidemic,” committee Chairman Mike Gallagher, R-Wis., said in his opening statement.

“And yes, it wants more dead Americans,” he added.