Second GOP presidential debate: on Drugs

Doug Burgum: Helicopters from North Dakota to fight drugs in Mexico

We're already doing it in North Dakota. The border plans that they all talk about, we've got troops down at the border flying helicopter missions from North Dakota, from San Diego to the Gulf Coast trying to stop transnational criminal organizations from inflicting the invasion and the mass casualties in our state.
Source: Fox Business 2023 Republican primary debate in Simi Valley Sep 27, 2023

Nikki Haley: Special Operations against Mexican & Chinese drug cartels

Q: Mexico's president called those who support sending U.S. military into his country "scoundrels." You say you will send special operations to attack the cartels in Mexico?

HALEY: Special operations is how we deal with our terrorists. Mexico's not being a good partner if they're letting the cartels get away with what they're getting away with. We will send in our special operations and we will take out the cartels; we'll take out their operations; we'll take out anything that's doing it.

But we're going to go after China because China is the one sending the Fentanyl in the first place. And we will end all normal trade relations until China stops sending Fentanyl. And then we'll do the special operations and we'll get it from both sides. This is where President Trump went wrong. He focused on trade with China. We need to start focusing on what keeps Americans safe. As your president, I will make sure every American is safe, and we'll do whatever it takes to make that happen.

Source: Fox Business 2023 Republican primary debate in Simi Valley Sep 27, 2023

Tim Scott: Freeze the accounts of the Mexican drug cartels

I've served on Senate committees for Foreign Relations and the Finance and Banking Committee. Talk about addressing the issue of Fentanyl. I've written the legislation, passed it through the Banking Committee and the Senate that would freeze the assets and sanction the accounts of the Mexican cartels. There are weapons that we have within the arsenal that I was able to get passed, 23-0, in the polarizing Senate, as it is.
Source: Fox Business 2023 Republican primary debate in Simi Valley Sep 27, 2023

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2016 Presidential contenders on Drugs:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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