WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!
- A mother of two sons who died due to accidental fentanyl poisoning criticized President Biden for laughing while telling the story of their deaths.
- She demanded an apology and expressed disappointment at the lack of concern shown for the lives lost.
- She urged Biden to take more action to address the drug crisis in the US and the influx of fentanyl from the southern border.
A mother of two sons who died due to accidental fentanyl poisoning has criticized President Biden for his recent comments about their deaths. Julie Kiessling, the mother of Caleb and Kyler, posted a video on Wednesday night expressing her disappointment at Biden’s apparent lack of concern for the lives lost.
During a speech to Democratic lawmakers earlier that day, Biden laughed while telling the story of Kiessling’s sons and defending himself from comments made by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga. Kiessling called the president’s comments “unacceptable” and demanded an apology.
Kiessling testified before Congress on Wednesday about her sons’ deaths, which occurred in 2020 after they took painkillers that were unknowingly laced with fentanyl.
While several administrations have failed to address the drug and fentanyl crisis properly, Kiessling said that Biden is not blameless, citing a 22% increase in fentanyl deaths since he became president. She also called on him to do more to tackle the issue and address the influx of fentanyl coming into the US from the southern border.
In her video, Kiessling criticized Biden for laughing while telling the story of her sons’ deaths and accused him of mocking their loss.
She questioned his behavior and urged him to apologize, saying, “This is unacceptable, and our president needs to apologize to me, and he needs to be held accountable.”
She also called on him to show more concern for the lives lost and take action to address the drug crisis in the US.