Chris Christie praises President Trump for declaring opioids a National Emergency.
From The Washington Examiner:
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday that President Trump "deserves great credit" for declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency.
Christie leads a commission created by Trump aimed at combating opioid abuse that recommended the president declare a federal "state of emergency" to address an opioid overdose crisis that killed more than 33,000 Americans in 2015, more than in any previous year.
"It is a national emergency and the president has confirmed that through his words and actions today, and he deserves great credit for doing so," Christie said in a statement released by his spokesman. "As I have said before, I am completely confident that the president will address this problem aggressively and do all he can to alleviate the suffering and loss of scores of families in every corner of our country. We look forward to continuing the commission's efforts and to working with this president to address the approximately 142 deaths a day from drug overdoses in the United States."
Trump on Thursday officially directed his administration to declare the opioid crisis a national emergency.
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