Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has shredded Democrat President Joe Biden over his plan to use taxpayer money to pay for crack pipes.
Kennedy called out Biden after news leaked that the White House is giving $30 million in grants to distribute “smoking kits” to help drug addicts.
The kits reportedly contain pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, or any illicit substance.
“There almost aren’t words in English,” Kennedy said.
“The Biden Administration just keeps on rocking it in the free world.
“I mean, every single day reality calls, and the Biden administration just hangs up.
“I don’t think when moms and dads lie down at night in America and can’t sleep they are worried about clean injection sites and sterile crack pipes.
“The issue, Mr. President, is crime.
“The issue, Mr. President, is how to stop it, not how to encourage it.
“Now, why has crime gone up?
“I know it’s complicated but I will tell you a big reason.
“Wokeism now runs in the Democratic family.
“It practically gallops; most of our large urban areas are run by woke Democrats.
“Wokers believe that the criminal is a victim.
“They believe that when a criminal commits a crime, it is not the criminal’s fault, it is the fault of an unfair world.
“And they believe that punishment and prisons and cops just make things worse.
“And the American people don’t believe that,” he said.
“And unless you have the I.Q. of a garden pest, you know you cannot order a civilized society based on that worldview.
“And that’s the problem that we have.”
WATCH: Senator @JohnKennedyLA blasts the Biden administration for funding CRACK PIPE DISTRIBUTION.
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From The Free Beacon:
The Biden administration is set to fund the distribution of crack pipes to drug addicts as part of its plan to advance “racial equity.”
The $30 million grant program, which closed applications Monday and will begin in May, will provide funds to nonprofits and local governments to help make drug use safer for addicts.
Included in the grant, which is overseen by the Department of Health and Human Services, are funds for “smoking kits/supplies.”
A spokesman for the agency told the Washington Free Beacon that these kits will provide pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and “any illicit substance.”
HHS said the kits aim to reduce the risk of infection when smoking substances with glass pipes, which can lead to infections through cuts and sores.
Applicants for the grants are prioritized if they treat a majority of “underserved communities,” including African Americans and “LGBTQ+ persons,” as established under President Joe Biden’s executive order on “advancing racial equity.”
Democratic-run cities such as San Francisco and Seattle have distributed smoking kits to residents. Some local governments, however, have in recent years backed away from their smoking kit programs over concerns they enable drug abuse.
Louisville, Ky., for example, allowed convenience stores to sell smoking kits but later banned them.
Legislators in Maryland ditched their distribution plan after facing backlash from local law enforcement and African-American leaders.
Sgt. Clyde Boatwright, president of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, said government resources are better spent on preventing drug abuse rather than making it safer.
“If we look at more of a preventive campaign as opposed to an enabling campaign, I think it will offer an opportunity to have safer communities with fewer people who are dependable on these substances,” Boatwright told the Free Beacon.