Jun 1, 2023
Former drug czar and president of Hudson Institute John Walters joined Rep. Crenshaw to give a comprehensive overview of the origins of the fentanyl epidemic. Walters explains how the Obama Administration’s policies made America’s drug crisis exponentially worse and he debunks pervasive myths among leftists and libertarians about President Bush’s “War on Drugs.” Rep. Crenshaw and Walters dive into the root causes of the fentanyl crisis and what policies we can implement to stop this deadly epidemic.
John Walters was director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and a cabinet member during the Bush administration. As the nation’s “drug czar,” Mr. Walters guided all aspects of federal drug policy and programs—supporting efforts that drove down teen drug use 25 percent, increased substance abuse treatment and screening in the healthcare system, and dramatically dropped the availability of cocaine and methamphetamine in the US. He is now the president and CEO of Hudson Institute and director of Hudson’s Center for Substance Abuse Research Policy. Follow him on Twitter at @@john_walters_