Dem senator calls for ‘war on drugs’
Sen. Joe Manchin's solution for West Virginia's opioid epidemic: "We need to declare a war on drugs" https://t.co/2o0uOoKYz1
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A new “war on drugs” is necessary to combat West Virginia’s opioid crisis, Sen. Joe Manchin said Tuesday.
The West Virginia Democrat’s phrasing was a throwback to a highly criticized Nixon-era program of the same name.
“We need to declare a war on drugs,” Manchin said on CNN Tuesday when asked what President-elect Donald Trump should do about the opioid situation.
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