U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, and Jack Reed, along with Congressmen Jim Langevin and David Cicilline, all Democrats, say Rhode Island's Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals will receive $2.1 million in federal funding to stem the opioid epidemic.
"We have to look at the history and behavior of the North Koreans who have been desperately trying to get a meeting with the U.S. president because it elevates the standing of the regime," he said. "One of the dangers is if that meeting falls apart, what is left? Is the president then going to argue the only thing that is left is military action?"