McSwain applauded citizens who turned out to protest possible injection sites in Philadelphia
ill McSwain, Republican candidate for Governor, released the following statement in support of a protest against heroin injection sites that took place in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon.
McSwain, who successfully stopped heroin injection sites from opening in Philadelphia as U.S. Attorney, emphasized the dangers that these illegal sites pose to their host cities and communities, and promised to never allow them as Governor.
Heroin injection sites are illegal, and there’s nothing safe about them. Far from a public health resource, these sites contribute to the destruction of their host cities and worsen the opioid crisis by perpetuating and normalizing behavior that kills people. Heroin injection sites also lead to an increase in crime and promote an attitude of lawlessness, threatening the safety of law-abiding citizens who don’t deserve to live in fear.
I applaud the citizens who have made their voices heard – these sites are not welcome in Philadelphia. Nobody wants them in their neighborhood. As Governor, I will uphold law and order, ban these sites from operating anywhere in Pennsylvania, and do whatever it takes to ensure that our Commonwealth never becomes a haven for state-sponsored illegal activity.
Appointed by President Trump, McSwain’s record as US Attorney demonstrates his fierce defense of constitutional rights, dedication to upholding law and order, and history of putting criminals and corrupt politicians in jail.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Bill served as a scout/sniper platoon commander in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was born in Philadelphia and raised in Chester County, where he lives today with his wife, Stephanie, and their four children.More information on McSwain’s background and platform is available here.