U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Little Rock, launched his second television ad of the 2020 cycle.
Titled “China,” the ad focuses on what Hill calls a “deliberate strategy” to control America’s drug supply and his efforts to reduce that dependency.
“America has become too dependent on China for many of the products vital to our military, our economy, and even our medications,” said Hill. “In fact, 80% of the U.S. supply of antibiotics are made in China.”
Hill cited several statistics on the import from China of drugs such as ibuprofen, hydrocortisone, acetaminophen, and penicillin. He said there is too much U.S. dependence on China for these medicines and other crucial ones.
“China has a deliberate strategy to control key elements of our drug supply, and it’s time we hold them accountable,” Hill says in the ad. “To make our nation safer in the future, it’s time to act now.”
Hill faces challenger Sen. Joyce Elliott, D-Little Rock, in the November general election. You can watch the ad below.