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Tucker Carlson has mocked Joe Biden‘s $30million plan to provide crack pipes to ‘underserved communities’ – noting that Biden’s own son Hunter had a well-documented history of smoking the drug, but, as a rich white man, he ‘did it in style’.
Biden’s department of Health and Human Services is currently finalizing a plan which will see crack pipes distributed in the name of equity. Under the scheme, the drug paraphernalia will be made available to reduce infections from the sharing of equipment, and discourage smokers from injecting the drug.
Carlson on Tuesday night ridiculed the idea.
‘You may recall that on his first day in office more than a year ago, the new president explained that equity will require determination and creativity,’ Carlson told his viewers.
‘This week he proved that is true.
‘Joe Biden’s latest idea is to pay black people to smoke more crack.’
Tucker Carlson on Tuesday night mocked Joe Biden’s plan to provide safe drug paraphernalia for addicts
Carlson on Tuesday night said that Hunter Biden, the president’s son, smoked crack in a ‘luxury’ manner, and mockingly said it should be available for all
The Fox News host said that progressive groups, many of them funded by George Soros’s institutions, were encouraging Biden’s plan, and joked that the president’s 52-year-old son – who had a highly-publicized crack addiction – exemplified the ‘crack gap’.
Hunter Biden, in his memoir, writes that he first bought crack cocaine at age 18.
Hunter said his addictions spiraled after his brother Beau died of brain cancer in 2015, until his father, in an intervention in early 2019, held him in a bear hug, saying, ‘I don’t know what to do.’
Hunter Biden says his wife, Melissa, got his life under control shortly after they met later that year, and he has been clean since 2019.
‘Soros-aligned NGOs have long complained that marginalized groups in this country don’t have adequate access to illegal narcotics or the tools to use them,’ Carlson said.
‘With this new program, Joe Biden will finally close the crack gap.
‘For too long in America, quality crack pipes have been the domain of rich white men like so much else.
‘Here is the president’s son, for example, smoking crack in bed at the Four Seasons.
‘You will notice the beautifully designed custom crack pipe, it’s cooling bowl nestled in the high-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets.
‘When Hunter Biden smokes crack, he does it in style.
‘But not everyone in this country is so fortunate.
‘Try to toast some rock in west Baltimore sometime, you may have to make the pipe yourself from tinfoil or a broken car antenna, for our inner cities are pipe deserts,’ he said.
‘Talk about the new Jim Crow.’
Hunter Biden, pictured with his father in 2016, has battled a crack cocaine addiction since he was 18
Biden’s ‘Harm Reduction Plan’ is currently being finalized, and will accept applications for funding for the rest of this week.
It will begin doling out money in May, intending to provide funds to nonprofits and local governments to make drug use safer and to advance ‘racial equity.’
Included in the grant is money to purchase ‘safe smoking kits/supplies.’
A spokesperson for HHS told the Washington Free Beacon that included in these kits could be pipes for users to smoke substances like crack cocaine and crystal methamphetamine, or ‘any illicit substance.’
HHS said that the kits will serve to limit the risk of infection – typically users smoke out of glass pipes which can lead to cuts and sores that become infected with diseases like Hepatitis-C.
Handing out pipes is also intended to prompt users to smoke rather than inject themselves with some substances, like meth, as injection is far riskier.
Applicants for the program get priority if they serve ‘underserved communities,’ such as African Americans or Native Americans, or LGBTQ people.
The crack-cocaine epidemic starting in the 1980s disproportionately ravaged the black community.
Other harm reduction supplies that could be purchased with the grant money include testing equipment for sexually transmitted diseases, overdose reversal medication, medication lock boxes, syringes and substance test kits.
The grant program lasts three years and includes 25 awards of up to $400,000.
Biden has been clean since 2019, when he met his now-wife Melissa
It is against the law to sell or distribute drug paraphernalia – including such pipes – unless authorized by state, local or federal law.
There were an estimated 100,306 drug overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending in April 2021, according to the CDC, a 28.5% increase from just the year prior. Three-quarters of those deaths involved opioids, many of them being synthetic opioids, such as methamphetamine or fentanyl.
Cities like San Francisco and Seattle have experimented with their own crack pipe kit distribution programs. Others have backed away from such plans. Louisville, Ky. allowed convenience stores to sell drug kits, before later banning them from doing so.
Meanwhile, the Justice Department (DOJ) signaled Monday it may allow ‘safe injection sites’ to open up across the U.S. Such sites would be safe havens where drug users could use heroin and other narcotics freely without risking arrest in an environment monitored by health professionals.
The DOJ told the Associated Press it was ‘evaluating’ such facilities and talking to regulators about the ‘appropriate guardrails.’ The DOJ under the Trump administration had prosecutors who fought aggressively against a plan to open safe consumption sites in Philadelphia.
‘Although we cannot comment on pending litigation, the Department is evaluating supervised consumption sites, including discussions with state and local regulators about appropriate guardrails for such sites, as part of an overall approach to harm reduction and public safety,’ the agency said in a statement Friday to the AP.
A divided appeals court last year ruled that safe injection sites would violate a 1980s-era drug law aimed at ‘crackhouses.’ The Supreme Court in October declined to take up the case.
About six weeks later, the first officially authorized safe injection sites opened in New York City. The two facilities — which the city calls ‘overdose prevention centers’ — provide a monitored place for drug users to partake, with staffers and supplies on hand to reverse overdoses.
The New York City sites so far have intervened in more than 110 overdoses among more than 500 users, many of whom have made multiple visits, according to OnPoint NYC, the organization running them.
However, critics say they are only encouraging drug use and burdening the surrounding communities.
‘Is this a cruel joke? Drug overdose deaths are at their highest recorded levels. The Biden administration should focus on stopping traffickers instead of creating more demand for their product,’ Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., wrote on Twitter of the Justice Department’s consideration of the facilities.
Source: Daily Mail