Trump's opioid plan could include death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump's proposal to fight the opioid epidemic reportedly includes measures that would punish certain illegal drug dealers with the death penalty, according to Politico.

President Trump previously supported the notion of punishing drug dealers with the death penalty, but the new opioid plan circulated among staffers solidifies the position for "certain cases where opioid, including Fentanyl-related, drug dealing and trafficking are directly responsible for death," according to Politico.

The proposal has been criticized by many Republicans and Democrats, though Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., voiced his support for the measure.

"I'm all in on the capital punishment side for those offenses that would warrant that. Including drug cases," Mr. Collins said, according to Politico.

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