RELEASE: Senate Democratic Leader’s Statement on President Trump’s Characterization of NH as a “Drug-Infested Den”

Sen. Woodburn Calls on Governor Sununu and Republican Leaders to Condemn President’s Remarks

CONCORD – In a Washington Post article published today, it was reported that President Trump referred to New Hampshire as a “drug-infested den” in a phone call with the president of Mexico. In response to the report, Senate Democratic Leader Jeff Woodburn of Whitefield released the following statement:

“All New Hampshire leaders need to condemn, not condone, President Trump’s remarks in the strongest terms. I call on Governor Sununu and NH Republican legislative leaders to stand up for those suffering from addiction and the tireless advocates and front-line services providers.”

“While we need to do more to combat addiction, the President owes them and the entire state an apology for his tactless and insulting characterization of our state.”