Rep. Carlos Gimenez Presses on China, Mexico, Fentanyl Poisonings at Armed Services Hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez pressed General Gregory M. Guillot, Commander of the U.S. Northern Command and Northern American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), on the fact that transnational Mexican cartels are using Chinese precursor chemicals to manufacture fentanyl that is poisoning American communities. 

“Fentanyl overdoses are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18-45,” said Rep. Gimenez. “This poison is manufactured in Mexico by cartels using precursor chemicals supplied from Communist China, and smuggled into the United States through the open-border. This perverse relationship, coupled with the Administration’s failed border policies, has caused the fentanyl crisis to bleed into every community across the nation. I call on the Administration to use every tool at its disposal to combat fentanyl trafficking and hold the governments of Mexico and Communist China accountable.”

To watch, Rep. Gimenez’s line of questioning, CLICK HERE

The hearing was live streamed on Youtube and the Committee’s website


Congressman Carlos Giménez represents Miami-Dade County and the beautiful Florida Keys. He is the only Cuban-born Member of the 118th Congress, having fled his homeland shortly after the Communist takeover of the island. He is the first career firefighter paramedic elected to the House of Representatives and served as the former Fire Chief of the City of Miami and Mayor of Miami-Dade County. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the Homeland Security Committee, and the Select Committee on China.

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