Colorado GOP senator vows to hold up all DOJ nominations in speech torching AG on pot decision
Colorado's GOP Sen. Cory Gardner said he will be putting holds on all Justice Department nominations until Attorney General Jeff Sessions changes his policy on federal enforcement of marijuana prohibition.
Gardner took to the Senate floor on Thursday, excoriating Sessions for "a complete reversal" of stance on the issue and noting that President Donald Trump had opposed federal intervention as a candidate.
In 2016 alone, Colorado reported $198.5 million in tax revenue from marijuana sales.
Translation: Dear Jeff, eat a dick!
"Prior to his confirmation, then-Senator Sessions told me there would be no plans to reverse the Cole memorandum," Gardner said. He referred to a 2013 memo penned by former Deputy Attorney General James Cole essentially assuring that the Obama administration would not stop states from legalizing marijuana.
"One tweet later, one policy later, a complete reversal of what many of us on the Hill were told before the confirmation, what we had continued to believe the last year," Gardner said. "And without any notification, conversation, or dialogue with Congress [the policy was] completely reversed."
Translation: Dear Cory, if you suck on my cock, I promise
I wont cum in your mouth!
Okay, all humor aside, apparently this can be a problem for Jeff...
Gardner said he will be putting holds on every nomination to the Justice Department until Sessions "lives up to the commitment that he made to me in my pre-confirmation meeting with him."
A Senate hold enables a single senator to block a nomination, a motion or even a piece of legislation from being seen in the Senate.
To put holds on all nominations is especially consequential for the Justice Department, which reportedly is still missing Senate-confirmed leaders in at least six divisions.
Oh well....maybe it is time for Donald to muzzle this fellow in a bit...
Then Skank Of America could start in...