Is Sessions the only powerbroker naysayer left ?
Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner said that as a result of Trump’s assurances, he’ll end a blockade of Justice Department nominees. Gardner held up the nominees after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an earlier Justice Department memo that shielded marijuana operations in states like Colorado from enforcement of the federal ban on the drug.
“Since the campaign, President Trump has consistently supported states’ rights to decide for themselves how best to approach marijuana,” Gardner said in a statement Friday. “President Trump has assured me that he will support a federalism-based legislative solution to fix this states’ rights issue once and for all.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Gardner’s statement is “accurate.” She didn’t elaborate.
“The president did speak with Senator Gardner yesterday and again today,” Sanders told reporters Friday at the White House, adding, “the president is a firm believer” in states’ rights.
Marijuana is legal for medicinal use in 29 states and for recreational use in eight.
Here’s the rest of the report. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-13/trump-to-give-states-latitude-on-legal-marijuana-senator-says
As the original natives of North America used to say in the movies, White Man Speak With Forked Tongue *
* This phrase was also adopted by Americans around the time of the Revolution, and may be found in abundant references from the early 19th century — often reporting on American officers who sought to convince the tribal leaders with whom they negotiated that they “spoke with a straight and not with a forked tongue” (as for example, President Andrew Jackson told the Creek Nation in 1829) According to one 1859 account, the native proverb that the “white man spoke with a forked tongue” originated as a result of the French tactic of the 1690s, in their war with the Iroquois, of inviting their enemies to attend a Peace Conference, only to be slaughtered or captured.