6:37 AM: District Attorney and candidate for Colorado Attorney General, George Brauchler
7:06 AM: Colorado Attorney General and candidate for Governor, Cynthia Coffman
7:44 AM: Lisa Conyers, co-author of “Work and Happiness: The human cost of welfare”
8:06 AM: Senator Cory Gardner
Cory Gardner is rightfully pissed off at Thursday's action by Attorney General Jeff Sessions reneging on a promise he made to Gardner during Sessions' confirmation process that the DOJ would remain "hands-off" when it comes to prosecuting those engaged in marijuana-related businesses operating legally under state law.
Official DOJ press release:
Cory's full statement on the Senate floor.
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.— Cory Gardner (@SenCoryGardner) January 4, 2018
Just coincidentally, I'm sure, the day before Sessions' announcement about marijuana, he named 17 interim US Attorneys around the country:
Let's remember what candidate Donald Trump said right here in Colorado:
Doesn't she work for Trump?
Press Sec. Sanders, today: "The president believes in enforcing federal law," regardless of the topic, including marijuana.— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 4, 2018
President Trump on marijuana, July 29, 2016: "I think it should be up to the states, absolutely." pic.twitter.com/9lTwzDjK6m
It wasn't as if we shouldn't seen this coming. In fact, prior to Sessions even being nominated I said repeatedly on the air that I opposed the idea of him as AG because he would begin a crackdown on state-level-legal marijuana.