The Biden administration’s latest bright idea will reportedly spend tens of millions of dollars in tax payer dollars to put crack pipes in the hands of drug addicts—with a special focus on putting them in the hands of Black and Brown drug users first!
Biden’s Department of Health & Human Services is reportedly looking to implement a $30 million grant program that would fund programs giving crack pipes and syringes to addicts – giving priority to minorities and members of the LGBTQ community.
“Applicants for the grants are prioritized if they treat a majority of ‘underserved communities,’ including African Americans and ‘LGBTQ+ persons,’ as established under President Joe Biden’s executive order on ‘advancing racial equity,’” The Washington Free Beacon reported.
“A spokesman for the agency told the Washington Free Beacon that these kits will provide pipes for users to smoke crack cocaine, crystal methamphetamine, and ‘any illicit substance,‘” the outlet noted.
The grant document references Biden’s executive order 13985, titled “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.”
The order defines “equity” as “the consistent and systematic fair, just, and impartial treatment of all individuals, including individuals who belong to underserved communities that have been denied such treatment, such as Black, Latino, and Indigenous and Native American persons, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other persons of color; members of religious minorities; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) persons; persons with disabilities; persons who live in rural areas; and persons otherwise adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality.”
Sarah Lovenheim, an assistant secretary for public affairs for HHS, claimed that the report was “blatant misinformation,” in a move which the Biden admin has deployed quite frequently as of late in an attempt to undercut any information that may paint the president in a negative light.
Lovenheim said, “The Harm Reduction grant is designed to help folks struggling with substance use stay healthy and safe, prevent overdose death. The grants must stick to federal, state, local laws or regs.”
Patrick Hauf, who broke the story, responded by saying, “Again, I have yet to receive a response from the HHS on how my story is misinformation. The HHS confirmed to me last week that the ‘smoking kits’ they fund are used to smoke crack, meth, and ‘any illicit substance.’ This ‘misinformation’ push today is complete nonsense.”
Sgt. Clyde Boatwright, president of the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police, told the Free Beacon, “If we look at more of a preventive campaign as opposed to an enabling campaign, I think it will offer an opportunity to have safer communities with fewer people who are dependable on these substances.”
“Funding for the ‘harm reduction’ grant program is provided through Biden’s American Rescue Plan,” The Free Beacon pointed out, adding, “Other equipment that qualifies for funding include syringes, vaccinations, disease screenings, condoms, and fentanyl strips.”
“News of the pipe program came the same day that the Justice Department signaled that it might be willing to allow safe injection sites for people to use heroin and other drugs. The first officially authorized safe injection sites opened in New York City in November,” Fox 5 New York reported.
In April 2021, backlash ensued after crack pipes were distributed by public health workers in Annapolis, Maryland, and Brooklyn just south of Baltimore. “Absolutely dumbfounded,” said Carl Snowden, Chairman of the Caucus of African American Leaders of Anne Arundel County. “It was inexcusable, unacceptable.” He added, “We were very, very clear that crack pipes is where we draw the line.”
It should be noted that the liberal fact checkers at Snopes have labeled this story mostly false. It’s yet another example of them saying “True But False” to cover for Democrats. Snopes clowns itself by saying while its true that the Biden administration is giving Black, Brown and LGBTQ people free crack pipes (they label them “smoking kits”) and syringes, you have it all wrong if you are horrified by this. Snopes says you just don’t understand the current drug epidemic if you are against this and that Biden was put in the White House to save us all from this epidemic.