Jamison Carrier: GOP congressional candidate who lost son to fentanyl poisoning calls for border security on 'Fox & Friends'

Jamison Carrier: GOP congressional candidate who lost son to fentanyl poisoning calls for border security on 'Fox & Friends'
Rachel Campos and Jamison Carrier on the April 1, 2024, episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Jamison Carrier, the Republican Congressional candidate from Indiana, joined host Rachel Campos to emphasize the need to secure the border to fight rising numbers of fentanyl poisoning in the country on the Monday, April 1, episode of 'Fox & Friends'.

Carrier lost his youngest son Joey to fentanyl poisoning nearly two years ago and blames the Biden administration's border policies for the market being flooded by the drug.

He decided to run for the 6th congressional district after former vice president Mike Pence's brother, Rep Greg Pence, announced he would not seek re-election.

Jamison Carrier blames Biden for border crisis in the country



 

"There's a very specific date that we can track our border issues to, and that is the inauguration of President Joe Biden," Carrier told Campos. "That is when the border went out of control. President Trump had it down to the lowest numbers that it had been in 45 years," he added.

"The number one thing that we can do, because obviously, President Biden doesn't care about it, we've got to get president Trump re-elected because we know that he will take care of the border situation, just like he did before," Carrier continued.

Jamison Carrier on the April 1, 2024 episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)
Jamison Carrier on the April 1, 2024 episode of 'Fox & Friends' (Screengrab/Fox News)

Fentanyl epidemic in the United States

Data from the CDC shows that fentanyl-related deaths crossed 112,000 in one year for the first time in 2023, according to Fox News. The situation is presumably propelled by the southern border crisis.

Carrier said of his deceased son, "We lost him way too soon… and he had struggles with addiction, but he certainly never dreamed that fentanyl would be in anything. It's a tragedy for him."

The candidate also warned families against apathy and called for people to protect their loved ones.

"To children, I would say please don't play around. It's way too serious and all of us are impacted by this in one way or another," he shared, before adding, "The reason that we're running is, I had a mentor that told me a lot of people think hate is the opposite of love. He said apathy is the opposite of love. So we've got to put our love into action. We love deeply. We have to act."



 

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