Gonzales, Rubio Demand Felony Murder Charges for Distribution of Deadly Fentanyl
In response to the surge of illicit fentanyl being trafficked across our southern border and into our communities, U.S. Congressman Tony Gonzales (TX-23), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and colleagues reintroduced the Felony Murder for Deadly Fentanyl Distribution Act. The bill makes the distribution of fentanyl, resulting in death, punishable by federal felony murder charges.
“Fentanyl is killing Americans at record levels and poses a deadly risk to every single American. With President Biden failing to address this national security crisis, this legislation in Congress is critical to ensure criminals who traffic this deadly drug are met with severe penalties under the law. We must stop this scourge on our communities,” said Congressman Gonzales.
“We need to stop the flow of fentanyl and punish those responsible for poisoning our communities. If the illicit sale of this drug results in death, then the seller should be charged with felony murder. That is a simple, common-sense step we can take right now to help turn the tide and protect our communities,” said Senator Rubio.
Co-sponsors of the bill include Representatives Ralph Norman (R-SC), Bill Posey (R-FL), Brian Mast (R-FL), Carlos Gimenez (R-FL), and Doug Lamborn (R-CO).
Senators Tom Cotton (R-AR), Bill Hagerty (R-TN), Rick Scott (R-FL), Roger Wicker (R-MS), John Cornyn (R-TX), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Braun (R-IN), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Josh Hawley (R-MO), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Steve Daines (R-MT), and Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS).