Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has introduced an amendment that would require the death penalty for anyone caught snuggling fentanyl across the U.S. southern border.
Greene tweeted on Tuesday: 300 Americans are murdered each day by fentanyl. Its the leading killer of young people, 18-34, in America. Today, I introduced an amendment to H.R. 467 to give the death penalty to criminals who intentionally or knowingly import fentanyl across our Southern border.
Greenes amendment comes as several Republican lawmakers have pushed for new legislation to enforce tougher penalties to crack down on the fentanyl crisis.
As the border crisis worsens, some Republicans have suggested life sentences for anyone convicted of trafficking fentanyl or the death penalty for those convicted of selling or distributing the harmful and deadly drug.