Republican presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said in an interview with Des Moines, Iowa’s KCCI Channel 8 that he doesn’t see the difference between states flouting federal anti-pot laws and state employees like Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis refusing to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
One reporter said that decriminalization of marijuana is an aspect of police reform that has been coming up in discussions again and again.
“Would that be something you’d be willing to consider?” she asked Huckabee.
“Well, I think we need to recognize that marijuana has never made anybody a better citizen,” the former pastor replied. “Does it make you a better worker? Does it make you a better mom or dad? A better citizen? Does it make you a more attentive driver?”
“If there’s a benefit to it, and there may be medically,” he said, “if your doctor prescribes certain uses of it, then I’m open to that.”
He said we should keep an eye on Colorado and see how the legalization of recreational marijuana works out there.
“I’ve been to Amsterdam a few times,” he went on, “and I don’t want us to look like Amsterdam.”
“The federal issue of that,” said the reporter, “is that they’re violating federal law. And if you believe in the rule of law at all, you have to either change the law or enforce the laws that are on the books, right?”
“Let me ask you this,” Huckabee said. “How come it’s that liberals are okay with not keeping the federal law when it comes to the marijuana laws and it’s okay for the states to ignore it, but if it comes to a county clerk in Kentucky who doesn’t believe that she can abide by a federal court ruling — not even a law — then she goes to jail?”
“Do you see where conservatives sometimes their heads explode because they say, ‘Boy, there’s one set of rules for people on the left and a total different set of rules for people on the right?'” he asked.
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Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report
Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.
"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."
‘You can say Merry Christmas again’: Lara and Eric Trump declare victory in the War on Christmas
For years, conservatives have complained about a "War on Christmas" -- but President Donald Trump finally won the war, according to his son and daughter-in-law.
Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro interviewed Eric Trump and his wife Lara in Trump Tower, which Pirro called the "New York White House."
Pirro told the two they had "done wonderful things for the country" and said Trump had ended political correctness and people could say "Merry Christmas."
"You can say Merry Christmas again," Lara Trump said. "Isn't that so nice, Jeanine?"
"It's incredible," Eric Trump said. "It is nice to say Merry Christmas again."
‘Donald Trump was right from the beginning’: Jeanine Pirro tells Fox News audience the opposite of reality
Less than two hours after a guest on CNN warned that Fox News is a threat to national security for its lies to support Donald Trump, Fox News personality Jeanine Pirro appeared to prove his point.
Pirro went on an angry rant in her opening, claiming that the DOJ inspector general report showed bias, despite the fact that the report found the opposite.
Regardless the facts, Pirro claimed that President Donald Trump had been vindicated.