During the House Democratic Caucus Issues Conference President, Joe Biden appeared to let out a chuckle during a discussion about a mother who had lost her two children to fentanyl overdoses in 2020. Biden has been heavily criticized because of the incident.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., placed a lot of the blame for the increase in the inflow of illicit drugs into the country on the Biden administration during a House hearing on the southern border crisis. Her comments came after the testimony of Rebecca Kiessling, whose two sons died on July 29, 2020, from fentanyl overdoses. According to the Detroit News, the two had taken what they perceived as Percocet pills which contained fentanyl.
During the hearing, Greene noted that the government has been failing American families. After the hearing, Greene also took to Twitter to further share the message that the Biden administration’s lack of access to securing the border has led to Cartel’s bringing their drugs into the country and causing deaths to Americans. She then proceeded to talk about the mother and the two sons she has lost.
Following Greene’s comments, Biden laughed slightly as he asked those present, “Isn’t [Marjorie Taylor Greene] amazing? Oof.” He proceeded to chuckle further as he said that it was interesting to hear her claim that Biden had “killed her sons” but that the fentanyl the two had consumed had actually entered the country during the previous administration.
Biden’s behavior during the video has widely been criticized.