Joe Biden’s pick for associate attorney general has some troubling connections.
Vanita Gupta owns millions in stock in a company that is suspected of connections to the heroin trade of Mexican cartels.
Shouldn’t that be disqualifying?
FOX Business reports:
Biden DOJ nominee Gupta owns millions in stock of company accused of fueling Mexican cartels’ heroin production
When he was running for office, President Biden’s campaign vowed to hold companies accountable for their roles in the opioid crises, but now one of his Justice Department nominees is linked to a firm whose product was reportedly sold to Mexican drug cartels.
According to an August 2020 Bloomberg report, American company Avantor sold acetic anhydride to cartels that used it to make high-grade “china white” heroin and methamphetamine. Biden’s pick for associate attorney general, Vanita Gupta, owns between $11 million and $55 million in the company’s stock, according to her financial disclosure form as reported by ABC News.
Biden’s campaign website stated that if elected, Biden would “[d]irect the U.S. Justice Department to make actions that spurred this crisis a top investigative and, where appropriate, civil and criminal enforcement priority.”
Since Bloomberg’s report came out, Avantor reportedly stopped selling acetic anhydride in Mexico, as the country’s authorities announced a criminal investigation. Fox News asked the Justice Department if they are investigating Avantor, but they did not immediately respond.
And of course, she is a far leftist. Naturally.
President Biden’s pick for Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta, the number three position at the DOJ has demonstrated an intolerance for and hostility to anyone that disagrees with her far-Left political positions. pic.twitter.com/fNX40Dz9vh
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) March 9, 2021
President Biden's nominee for Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta, urged state and local leaders to defund the police—just nine months ago!
No matter how many times she denies it, her record speaks for itself. pic.twitter.com/zSRLvPOB2q
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) March 9, 2021
This woman has no business holding a position at the DOJ.