Daines’ State of the Union Guest Tom Schrapps Heads to Washington, D.C.

U.S. SENATE – Today U.S. Senator Steve Daines’ State of the Union guest Tom Schrapps, who lost his son Reilly to fentanyl poisoning, left Butte, Montana, to head to Washington, D.C. ahead of the President’s address tomorrow night.

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“I look forward to having Tom in our nation’s capital to shine a light on the horrible fentanyl crisis that sadly took his son Reilly’s life and is plaguing Montana communities. I hope that the President will hear stories like Tom and Reilly’s and do everything he can to secure our southern border and stop the flood of dangerous drugs like fentanyl in to our communities,” Daines said.

“I’m very honored to be going. I wish I wasn’t going—in regards to my son…If it’s coming from the southern border, we need to stop that. We can’t stop it today or tomorrow, but if we start today there might be a difference next year,” Schrapps said.

Reilly Patrick Schrapps passed away in July 2022 after taking a pill that was laced with a deadly dose of fentanyl.

Every member of Congress is allowed one guest to the President’s State of the Union address.


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