Republican Senator from Colorado Cory Gardner came out swinging today after finding out that Jeff Sessions was rescinding the Obama-era Cole memo. Senator Gardner claims that he was given specific assurances from Jeff Sessions that the Cole memo would remain in place. Below is a press release with the initial statement from Senator Gardner, followed by another press release after Senator Gardner came out in support of states’ rights on the Senate floor:
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the below statement following the reported action being taken by the Justice Department on marijuana legalization enforcement:
“Reports that the Justice Department will rescind their current policy on legal marijuana enforcement are extremely alarming. Before I voted to confirm Attorney General Sessions, he assured me that marijuana would not be a priority for this Administration. Today’s action directly contradicts what I was told, and I am prepared to take all steps necessary, including holding DOJ nominees, until the Attorney General lives up to the commitment he made to me prior to his confirmation. In 2016, President Trump said marijuana legalization should be left up to the states and I agree.”
Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the reported action being taken by the Justice Department on marijuana legalization enforcement.
Click here to view Gardner’s remarks.