Yesterday Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he would rescind a 2013 memo by the Obama Justice Department not to enforce federal drugs laws in states that have legalized marijuana.
And Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner got mad.
Yes, sir, folks. Cory Gardner is going to fight back!!!
By holding up DOJ nominations in the Senate.
That’ll teach him!
If only Cory Gardner was in a position to change federal drug laws.
This makes me think of a Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs watches Daffy Duck careen off a cliff, scream helplessly and plunge toward the earth. And Bugs says, “I wonder if that silly duck will remember he can fly.”
I wonder if that silly Senator will remember he’s a legislator.
Federal drug laws can be changed.
And guess who can change them, Cory?
So rather than pitch a fit on Twitter and grandstand on the Senate floor, perhaps Cory Gardner can introduce a bill that changes these federal drug laws to exempt states who have legalized pot for both medicinal and recreational use.
Now, I realize Republicans in the Senate are notorious for forgetting that their job is to legislate. So I guess we shouldn’t be too hard on Cory Gardiner for this basic job description slipping his mind.
Listen, don’t get me wrong. I think Jeff Sessions has far more important things to do than crack down on states that have legalized pot.
And, honestly, I don’t have a horse in this race.
But the job of the Attorney General is to enforce the laws passed by Congress.
Writing a “memo” saying, “these laws here? We’re not going to enforce them” is banana republic stuff.
The way this works in a Constitutional Republic is bills are introduced in Congress then voted on. And if the bill passes, it is sent to the President to sign.
And while the goofballs who are replying to Cory Gardner’s huffy tweets may not be in a position to change the law, the huffy Cory Gardner is.
So go ahead, Senator.
Put your outrage your job description is.
Introduce a bill to change the federal drug laws.
In other words, do your freaking job.
I am certain if the bill passes and President Trump signs it, Jeff Sessions will enforce it.
And until you’re prepared to do that, leave the grandstanding, drama and histrionics to the Democrats.
Hat tip Breitbart.
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