ALBANY — Brooklyn State Sen. Martin Golden apologized on Friday for controversial remarks he done this week that opioids are no longer “a poor drug.”
“To anyone who was annoyed by my choice of difference per the heroin and opioid predicament confronting the state, we unequivocally apologize,” Golden, a Republican and former city cop, pronounced in a late-afternoon statement.
“While my difference were not articulated clearly or properly, the indicate we was trying to make was that this predicament is inspiring probably every village via New York State, where it is ripping detached families and leaving ravaged mothers and fathers to weep the detriment of their pleasing and trusting children,” Golden continued. “We can't continue to concede that to happen.”
In comments published by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Golden voiced alarm about the opioid predicament and pronounced “it’s not a poor drug. It’s happening to doctors’ kids.”
Brooklyn Sen. Golden claims opioids aren’t a ‘ghetto drug’
Critics, including several Democrats, pronounced the comments were extremist and suggested that only some opioid-stricken communities deserved concern.
In his apology, Golden pronounced he was committed to “working with everyone” to residence opioid crisis.
“In the weeks and months ahead, it is some-more critical than ever that we work together to base out the heroin and opioid widespread wherever it exists,” Golden pronounced “Every region, every city, every neighborhood.”
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