New Jersey governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie blamed President Barack Obama for the country’s heroin epidemic in a new political ad, reported the Huffington Post. He neglects to mention the country’s broken criminal justice system and the fruitless war on drugs.
“Lawlessness in America and around the world under Barack Obama,” said Christie before the ad flashed images of a heroin user, implying that it’s Obama’s fault.
The HuffPo noted that America’s opiate addiction occurred 20 years before Obama ever took office when a massive surge of opiate-based prescription painkillers flooded the streets. However, it was actually under Obama that a crackdown on prescription painkillers happened, causing the resurrection of heroin use in America.
Obama didn’t cause the heroin epidemic, the drug war did.