The Washington Free Beacon dropped a bombshell report.
According to the publication, the “safe smoking kits” that were being provided by an agency about to get funding from the government do, in fact, contain crack pipes.
According to the Beacon, the kits were obtained in Baltimore, Boston, New York, Richmond, and Washington D.C.
White House Denial
On Thursday, after the report broke, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called it a “conspiracy theory.”
She stated, “No federal funding has gone to it.
“This policy does not allow for crack pipes to be included.
“I would just note that this is a bit of a conspiracy theory that’s been spread out there.
“It’s not accurate. There’s important drug treatment programs for people who have been suffering from what we’ve seen as an epidemic across the country.
“And money is not used for crack pipes.”
So, this is where it all gets really interesting.
A New York Post report stated that the funds have not yet been distributed, so, technically, Psaki is correct.
Again, technically, the federal funding could cover everything but the crack pipes and the White House would be in the clear.
In reality, if the kits contain crack pipes at all, the funding should be pulled regardless of whether our tax dollars are being used to purchase that specific item.
Most of us would also agree that supplying safer drug paraphernalia is hardly the way to address the drug problem in this country.
However, I guess those 107,000 overdose deaths last year meant nothing to this administration.