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It seems like Jelly Roll is everywhere these days, so why not Congress?  Seriously.  Mr. Roll was on Capitol Hill yesterday to testify before a Senate committee on the fentanyl epidemic.

Jelly Roll said that every day, 190 people overdose and die.  That’s about how many people fit in a 737.

He added, quote, “Could you imagine the national media attention it would get if they were reporting that a plane was crashing every single day and killing 190 people?”

He added that as a former drug dealer, he has a unique perspective because he used to be, quote, “part of the problem.”

He also said, quote, “I’ve attended more funerals than I care to share with y’all.  I could sit here and cry for days about the caskets I’ve carried of people I love dearly, deeply in my soul.  Good people.  Not just drug addicts.”And he spoke about his daughter, whose mother is an addict.  Quote, “Every day, I get to look in the eyes of a victim in my household of the effects of drugs.  Every.  Single.  Day.”

Jelly Roll told the Senators that he’s not a Republican or a Democrat, and really isn’t political at all.

But he told them that people, quote, “crave reassurance that their elected officials actually care more about human life than they do about ideology and partisanship.”  (Yahoo!)