Trump Seeks Ultimate Penalty For Drug Traffickers

President Trump’s plans to crack down on the opioid epidemic include seeking the death penalty for drug dealers and urging members of Congress to enact tougher sentencing laws for drug traffickers, according to Reuters. 

The president will unveil his plans Monday during an event in New Hampshire, which he has previously referred to as a “drug-infested den.”

“New Hampshire is one of the hardest hit states by the opioid overdose crisis,” White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, who is overseeing the administration’s efforts to combat opioids, said during a Sunday briefing. “The opioid crisis is viewed by us at the White House as a nonpartisan problem searching for bipartisan solutions.”

Trump has long called for tougher penalties against drug dealers and last week suggested seeking the death penalty for these crimes was on his mind.

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