The Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), seeks answers from Vanita Gupta, President Joe Biden’s nominee for associate attorney general, about her stake in a family-owned business that has “sold acetic anhydride to Mexican cartels, which is utilized to make high-grade ‘china white’ heroin and methamphetamine.”
Breitbart News reported on Thursday about Vanita Gupta’s $11 to $55 million asset holding in Avantor, which is chaired by her father, Raj Gupta, who, according to Bloomberg, has “stopped all Mexican and Latin American sales of acetic anhydride, the only essential heroin chemical,” just as Mexican ascendant entities launched an investigation into the matter.
“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.”https://t.co/XA1IZYzG06Grassley has submitted questions for the record to Gupta in regards to her stake in the enterprise, “especially in light of the diversion of its products in Mexico and her own antecedent verbalizations on decriminalization of possession for all drugs,” Grassley’s aide, Taylor Foy, indited.
— Tommy Pigott (@TCPigott) March 10, 2021
Grassley suspects Gupta to have a potential conflict of interest considering her policy positions on decriminalizing heroin and methamphetamine possession. The Iowa senator questioned Gupta: Do you accede, then, that there is a potential undisclosed conflict of interest in your prior public advocacy for the decriminalization of heroin and methamphetamine possession because of the likely profit such a policy would sanction a precursor-manufacturer like Avantor — whose stock you hold — to capture?
Vanita Gupta has antecedently verbally expressed she would disengage from the family’s business. In replication to the ballooning concerns, Avantor issued a verbalization expressing discontinuation of “all sales of the product in Mexico and throughout Latin America… out of an abundance of caution, due to the potential for misuse of acetic anhydride outside of the regulated supply chain.”
It is worth noting Joe Biden’s campaign platform verbally expressed he would “hold accountable immensely colossal Pharma companies, executives, and others responsible for their role in triggering the opioid crisis, Also designating that he intends to “[d]irect the U.S. Justice Department to take actions that spurred this crisis a top investigative and, where felicitous, civil and malefactor enforcement priority.”
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.
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