"We also need to keep up the pressure on those damn Viet Cong," Manchin added. https://t.co/rqW6nyDglQ
— Jon Campbell (@j0ncampbell) December 20, 2016
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin called for a new “war on drugs” Tuesday to combat the opioid crisis striking his state of West Virginia, eagerly adopting the language of the now much-criticized Nixon-era push to curb illicit substance use.
“We need to declare a war on drugs,” Manchin told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead” when asked what President-elect Donald Trump should do to combat the situation.
And maybe a slogan! Like, say… “JUST SAY NO!.” And commercials… I have an idea! An egg in a frying pan representing your brain on drugs. And maybe we can DARE our kids to not do drugs. We should probably gut the bill of rights to fight this war. And mandatory minimums.
Also was a fan of when he said when he was a kid, they didn’t have this kind of problem with these drugs. Oxycontin was introduced in 1996, when Senator Manchin was 39.
But he’s a real American, because he ended the interview wishing Jake Tapper a Merry Christmas.