Republican Rep. Pushes to Classify Fentanyl as Weapon of Mass Destruction

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FIRST ON FOX: Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert is looking to classify the synthetic opioid fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction (WMD).

Boebert introduced the Fentanyl is a WMD Act on Monday afternoon, a bill that looks to classify the dangerous opioid as a weapon that could cause widespread death.

The Colorado Republican said the bill would require the “assistant secretary for the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to treat fentanyl as a weapon of mass destruction” which would put the opioid under the purview of several agencies, not just DHS.

“This would enable the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Agency, and Department of Defense to better coordinate their efforts and immediately publish the necessary administrative directive to eliminate the threat posed by this deadly substance,” Boebert said in an interview with Fox News Digital.

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