Democrat President Joe Biden has provoked a backlash after he laughed while discussing a grieving mother whose two sons died from fentanyl poisoning.
Biden talked about the family on Wednesday while delivering an address at the House Democrat Caucus Issues Conference.
The president spoke before Democrats who had gathered at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore.
Biden briefly spoke about Rebecca Kiessling, the mother of two sons killed by fentanyl.
Kiessling lost her sons Caleb, 20, and Kyler, 18 to fentanyl in July 2020.
In a powerful statement during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on Tuesday, Kiessling blasted the federal government for allowing drugs and illegal aliens to flow across the porous Southern Border.
HEART BREAKING: Mother who lost 2 of her sons to fentanyl testifies at border hearing pic.twitter.com/M3tjtJJimG
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) February 28, 2023
Biden discussed the case like he was telling a witty anecdote as he tried to blame President Donald Trump for the deaths.
He then laughed while noting that the mother lost her two sons during Trump’s administration.
“A mom who lost two kids to fentanyl… that I killed her sons… well the interesting thing is, that fentanyl they took came during the last administration,” Biden said as he looked around the room laughing.
Yesterday, a mom who lost her two sons to fentanyl poisoning told her story.
Today, Biden laughed about it. pic.twitter.com/USEbe4Ouhe
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 2, 2023
Under Biden, illegal drug trafficking has soared because of his open borders policies, which the Democrats were pushing long before he entered the White House.
NEW: Per federal source, Border Patrol has now seized over 800 lbs of fentanyl between ports of entry in the last 4 months.
In the same time frame, CBP reports seizing at least 12,000 lbs of fentanyl at POEs since 10/1.
DEA says 2.2 lbs = potentially 500,000 lethal doses.
— Bill Melugin (@BillMelugin_) February 28, 2023