A House panel providing oversight to Homeland Security held a hearing on the dangers of fentanyl Wednesday.
The probe examined the role of transnational criminal organizations in funneling the dangerous opioid into the U.S. This includes a complicated partnership between China and Mexican cartels to manufacture and traffic the drug.
But the hearing is really part of a Republican focus on how Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has failed to secure the border.
Witnesses included several Biden administration officials from different departments. In one significant moment, the officials admitted that the cartel doesn’t care about causing American deaths.
House Republicans are pushing the Secure the Border Act, which would restore construction on Trump’s southwest border wall.