Watch: Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General Merrick Garland is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Attorney General Merrick Garland acknowledged Wednesday that current anti-drug policies have been unable to halt the deadly flow of fentanyl that continues to contribute to record overdose deaths throughout the country.

"They are not stopping fentanyl from killing Americans," Garland told the Senate Judiciary Committee, casting the drug problem as a "horrible epidemic unleashed on purpose" by criminal cartels based in Mexico.

The lethal drug epidemic was central to the early questioning of the attorney general during his first appearance before Congress this year.

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