(Adrienne Ferguson, Headline USA) President Biden has come under fire from a Michigan mother whose two kids overdosed on fentanyl and died, calling him “despicable” for laughing off the claim that his administration was to blame.
Rebecca Kiessling ripped Biden on Wednesday night after he cited her family’s tale to refute Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene‘s claim that the president was to blame for the deaths of her sons Caleb, 20, and Kyler, 18, who both died in July 2020 after consuming fentanyl-laced Percocet tablets.
“This is how you speak about the death of my sons? Because a congresswoman misspoke? You mock the loss of my sons?” Kiessling said in a heated video uploaded on Facebook.
Tuesday, Kiessling testified before the House Homeland Security Committee about the death of her kids and urged Lawmakers to take additional action to halt the importation of fentanyl.
Greene empathized with Kiessling and her loss, saying that if the Biden administration had tightened border controls and halted the supply of drugs into the US, the brothers may still be alive.
Listen to this mother, who lost two children to fentanyl poisoning, tell the truth about both of her son’s murders because of the Biden administrations refusal to secure our border and stop the Cartel’s from murdering Americans everyday by Chinese fentanyl. pic.twitter.com/HRD5SX0Td8
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 28, 2023
On Wednesday night when speaking to a group of House Democrats in Baltimore, Biden made light of Greene by joking that the boys passed away during the Trump administration and laughed it off as a farce.
Kiessling requested an apology from the president and expressed her disbelief at Biden’s response.
“How dare you. What is the matter with you? Almost every Democrat on the committee offered condolences, they at least had the decency to do that. You can’t even do that? You have to mock my pain?” she said.
Kiessling acknowledged that her sons passed away six months before Biden was elected, but since then, she has been critical of how the government has handled the fentanyl issue, which has exploded into a national crisis under Biden’s watch.
“You don’t get away with that. So many other parents are furious and their kids did die under his watch.” Rebecca Kiessling’s message to Joe Biden with @dagenmcdowell and @SeanDuffyWI pic.twitter.com/vH9Zz7jmRX
— The Bottom Line (@BottomLineFBN) March 3, 2023