Appearing on Fox News, Sen. John Kennedy, accused the Biden admin of granting funds to provide crack pipes for poor communities in the name of “racial equity.”
However, per Fact Check site Lead stories, the Biden Administration Is NOT Funding ‘Crack Pipes, Heroin’ For Drug Use.
Per Lead Stories:
Is the Biden administration funding the distribution of “crack pipes” and heroin for drug use? No, that’s not true: The Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared none of the federal funds for harm reduction programs for drug addicts can be used to provide crack pipes. While a description of the HHS grants stated that the grantees would be required to buy materials like safe smoking kits and supplies to “enhance harm reduction efforts,” such kits and supplies are just a few of the many materials that grantees can utilize. The content of such kits was not described in guidelines for the yet-to-be-distributed grants, but Secretary Xavier Becerra issued a statement February 9, 2022 ruling out any use of funds for crack pipes.