Pot question draws in Kasich
The Democrats were not exclusively concerned with Russia during Tuesday’s questioning of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Rep. Steve Cohen of Tennessee asked Sessions about marijuana. Comedy ensued.
“You said one time that good people don’t smoke marijuana,” Cohen said. “Which of these people would you say are not good people?”
Sessions began to explain in earnest, but Cohen cut him off.
“Quickly. John Kasich, a good person? George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Jeb Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Judge Clarence Thomas — which are not good people?” he demanded, citing prominent Republicans who, ostensibly, have admitted smoking dope in the past.
Sessions, laughing with much of the hearing room, chalked it up to context. “So the question was, what do you do about drug use, the epidemic we’re seeing in the country, and how you reverse it. Part of that is a cultural thing. I explained how when I became the United States attorney in 1981, and the drugs were being used widely, over a period of years, it became unfashionable, unpopular, and people were seeing — it was seen as such that good people didn’t use marijuana.”
And with that, Cohen’s allotted time for questioning ended.