J.D. Vance, a Republican, claims that pharmaceutical blood money is funding Rep. Tim Ryan's (D-OH) campaign for the Senate in the state of Ohio.
During a debate that took place on Monday evening, Ryan accused Vance of starting a charity organization that didn't spend one nickel on anybody in order to assist those who had been affected by the opioid problem in the country.
It took his mother a number of years of battling an opioid addiction before she was finally able to get clean, as Vance memorably detailed in his best-selling memoir Hillbilly Elegy. Vance described Ryan's attack as "dishonest lies" and termed it "shameful."
Vance stated, Tim, I contributed $80,000 of my own money to that charitable organization, and there is no doubt that it was able to assist a lot of people.
Tim Ryan has not taken any action to stem the flow of fentanyl, said the source. He says he wants to work across the aisle and get things done, Vance said, praising the candidate for his stated desire to see a more secure border. It's been 20 years since Tim entered Congress, and in that time the border crisis has only gotten worse.
In addition to this, Vance said that the campaign of Paul Ryan was being funded by major pharmaceutical companies that have been related to the opioid issue. According to a report by Breitbart News, Paul Ryan has received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions from various pharmaceutical companies, including AmerisourceBergen, McKesson Corporation, and Cardinal Health, which are the three most successful pharmaceutical companies in the United States.
It has been suggested that pharmaceutical companies have some responsibility for the current opioid problem.
Vance stated, If you live in Ohio and you've seen these absurd commercial that Tim Ryan runs spouting dishonest things about my charity group, it's financed by pharmaceutical dirty money because the exact same corporations that enabled this poison to enter into our country have supported your candidacy to the tune of tens of millions of dollars.
Why are the folks who have become rich from the opioid epidemic sponsoring Tim Ryan, and why are they attacking me? Vance continued. The explanation is glaringly evident; this individual is the biggest supporter of the pharmaceutical industry as well as the biggest supporter of illegal pharmaceuticals, which are supplied by the Mexican drug cartels who are importing poison into our nation."
Ryan has received $27,000 from AmerisourceBergen, McKesson, and Cardinal Health since 2007. Vance has not taken any money to his campaign from the pharmaceutical industry.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Breitbart.