Montana Sen. Steve Daines was maybe trying to make a point about the illegal drugs coming from Mexico, especially the more potent form of meth entering his home state.
But, somewhere in the middle of trying to make his point, Daines started to sound like an ambassador for the illegal drug that has ravaged Montana.
“There is a flood of Mexican meth, Mexican heroin, Mexican fentanyl,” Daines told the maskless crowd. “Twenty years ago in Montana, meth was homemade. It was homegrown. And you had purity levels less than 30 percent. Today the meth that is getting into Montana is Mexican cartel.”
In case you are tempted to believe that this was a mistake, Daines said the same thing to a Montana newspaper on Thursday before his trip to the border.