The Democrat-controlled state House passed a bill to legalize the injection of illegal drugs at government-run hop houses in a rare Saturday morning vote that came on the heels of debate under the cover of night beginning at 3 a.m. Friday.
This transparency was brought to you by a handful of journalists who stayed awake through debate, and all but one who slept through the vote.
Robert Garrison of 7 News reports the measure passed on a 43-21 vote and now goes to the Senate for consideration.
We couldn’t find the vote breakdown as to who supported and who opposed this underhanded legalization of illegal drugs, that cripples the mind and body of addicts and leads to many avenues of death other than overdose.
However, it’s not a straight party line vote so at least two Democrats had to cross over and vote with the 19 Republicans who opposed the bill.
If the bill passes the Senate, it reportedly faces opposition from Gov. Polis who is likely concerned it would interfere with his plans to run for president in 2024.
While there is general agreement across the political spectrum that drug overdoses have become a serious problem, not everyone agrees on why.
Republicans point to the southern border that was opened by President Biden, where drug cartels now have a direct pathway to American citizens, as the blame for the increase.
Democrats insist drug overdoses escalated during Trump’s presidency and President Biden thinks that’s funny so … uhm, yeah, anyway …
Yesterday Biden LAUGHED at a mother who tragically lost her two sons from a fentanyl overdose. This is how the ENTIRE administration treats the fentanyl crisis. They LAUGH as if it were a joke!!pic.twitter.com/4bh9lykaVj
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) March 2, 2023
It’s unlikely that kids and young adults who are experimenting with drugs at parties and with their friends will turn to an injection center to pop a pill laced with deadly amounts of fentanyl.
But that’s not the point of injection sites. Progressives don’t know how to solve the problem of exploding homelessness due to addiction of both legal and illegal drugs in Colorado.
Centralizing drug addicts around injection sites and putting them behind closed doors to safely keep them addicted while pretending it will convince addicts to quit is their best idea.