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The author of this post is Daily Wire News.
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg confirmed to Fox News' Chris Wallace on Sunday that he supports the decriminalization of hardcore illicit drugs, including meth and heroin.
"Mayor, you not only want to decriminalize marijuana, you want to decriminalize all drug possession,"
Chris Wallace said. "You say that the better answer is incarceration - I mean, it's rather treatment, not incarceration -"
"But isn't the fact that it's illegal to have, to possess meth and heroin, doesn't that, at least in some way, the fact that's illegal, act as some deterrent to actually trying it in the first place?"
"Well, I think the main thing we need to focus on is where you have distribution and the kind of harm that's done there,"
Buttigieg responded. "[Where] yeah, of course it's important that it remain illegal but -"
"But you would decriminalize it, so it wouldn't be illegal,"
"Possession should not be dealt with through incarceration,"
"But you would say that possession of heroin is not illegal?"
"Is not going to be dealt with through incarceration,"
"But your website says 'decriminalize,'"
Wallace pressed. "It will not be illegal."
"Yes. Or it could be a misdemeanor,"
Buttigieg said in an apparent attempt to deflect. "The point is, not the legal niceties. The point is that we have learned through 40 years of a failed war on drugs that criminalizing addiction doesn't work."