Ron Paul Says It’s Time For Jeff Sessions To QUIT After Another Bad DOJ Decision
Ron Paul is well-respected as the “Bernie” of the conservative right, an outsider candidate who made waves and helped to change the Republican Party platform as a POTUS candidate in 2008 and 2012.
But Paul has never shied away from a fight…even with the Trump Administration.
Paul is calling for Jeff Sessions to step down after Sessions removed Obama-era guidelines protecting states with legalized marijuana from Federal law-enforcement.
Marijuana is still known as a “schedule 1” drug alongside heroin and crack. Federal law prohibits its use.
More from The Hill:
Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said on Saturday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should resign from his post after reversing an Obama-era policy that paved the way for states to legalize recreational marijuana. “He represents something that is so un-American as far as I’m concerned,” Paul, a one-time GOP presidential candidate, said on CNN’s “Smerconish.” “The war on drugs is a war on liberty.”
Paul, who describes himself as a libertarian, has long called for an end to the federal prohibition of marijuana.
His comments on Saturday came days after Sessions rescinded the so-called Cole memo, which discouraged federal prosecutors from bringing marijuana-related charges in states where it had been legalized.
Paul said that the Obama administration made the right move in allowing states to pursue legalization of recreational pot without federal interference. On the other hand, Sessions’s decision, he said, violated civil liberties “wholesale.”
“Usually I don’t ever get involved in these personality squabbles, but this is one major setback,” he said. “Obama did something decent there. He backed off and I thought that was a good move. And Sessions wants to reverse that.”
Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana.
You don’t have to be Cheech Martin to understand the benefits of not spending billions of dollars on pot-smoking enforcement.
On the other hand…is that really Paul, one of the most conservative men in the history of Congress, praising former President Obama?
Maybe the Trump era is even more “bizarro-world” than we thought.