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Jeff Sessions Mocks DOJ Intern Who Questioned His Stance on Marijuana

Jeff Sessions Mocks DOJ Intern Who Questioned His Stance on Marijuana”

Jeff Sessions has spent his first year as Attorney General being browbeaten by President Trump for a number of things, including recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe (and paving the way for Robert Mueller being named Special Counsel), getting testy in front of Congressional investigators who confront him with discrepancies in his numerous testimonies, and implementing his agenda as the nation's top cop. A Washington University law student identifying herself only as Elisa asked why, since guns kill more people than marijuana does, he supports "pretty harsh marijuana policies and pretty lax gun control laws". He then asked the intern if she had heard of the Second Amendment.

"That's an apples and oranges question, I would say first and foremost", he said.

The woman hesitated and said, "Uhh, I don't".

An internal Department of Justice video shows Attorney General Jeff Sessions growing frustrated at DOJ interns who asked him sharp questions about both police brutality and federal marijuana policy.

"There's this view that marijuana is harmless, and it does no damage".

"Dr. Whatever Your Name Is, you can write the [American Medical Association] and see why they think otherwise", he added later, referring to the intern's opinion of marijuana's health effects. "Whatever Your Name Is" and advised her to contact the AMA.

When Sessions said he cared about keeping all communities safe, the intern responded, "I grew up in one of these communities".

Sessions was also questioned on excessive use of force by law enforcement officers. The student said that the people they were afraid of were not necessarily their neighbors, but the police.

Sessions interjected, saying that "may be the view in Berkeley, but it's not the view in most places in the country". He said that's the view in Columbus, Ohio, "where the police just recently stomped a person's head".

In November, Sessions grabbed headlines with news that the Justice Department would be considering a new "rational" marijuana policy.

Please note: This is a commentary piece.



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