Gardner: AG Sessions Lied to Me About Marijuana Legalization

Posted: Jan 04, 2018 11:05 AM

UPDATE: Sen. Gardner has made some threats in light of the attorney general's announcement.

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Lauretta reported on how Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded an Obama-era policy that took a hands off approach to marijuana legalization in the states. The federal government would now be intervening.

That act is akin to Sessions going back on his word, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) tweeted. Gardner's state of Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational purposes back in 2012.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) offered a voice on the other side of the aisle speaking out against Sessions. California just legalized marijuana just this week.

Critics outside of Congress are also arguing that the Trump administration is going back on its promises.

“I wouldn’t interfere because I think that really is a local issue," then-presidential candidate Donald Trump said back in October 2015.

Sessions isn't exactly finding much support today. Two Republican lawmakers on the House Freedom Caucus, Reps. Mark Meadows (NC) and Jim Jordan (OH), are demanding he step down Thursday, but for a whole different reason. His handling of the investigation into Russian collusion is unacceptable, they wrote in a piece for the Washington Examiner.