(Tea Party PAC) – On Saturday, Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz (R) visited CNN’s “Smerconish” to discuss the potential federal legalization of marijuana and the disconnect between the opinions of the American people and the elected officials who have refused to act on the issue.
Host Michael Smerconish, in the segment, played a clip of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway’s comments on the safety of marijuana on her show back in April.
“For all the folks who talk about the benefits and the legality of marijuana, there are many health professionals and employers increasingly concerned that this is not your grandfather or your father’s marijuana,” she said. “The TCH [sic] components are much stronger. We just can’t say it’s all good for all people at this moment. We’re very concerned about the effect on the brain among young people.”
Gaetz’s response was a good-natured yet sarcastic “Ok, boomer.”
The friendly fire came when Smerconish asked Gaetz, who he called the “Trump whisperer,” if he had discussed the issue of marijuana legalization with Gaetz.
“I have worked to be a positive influence to the president on marijuana reform. To my friend Kellyanne Conway I would say, ‘ok boomer,’” Gaetz said, smiling. “I mean, that’s a very ‘boomer’ approach to marijuana for no other reason than it’s actually ‘THC’ not ‘TCH,’ and I think that her reflection shows a real ignorance to the science demonstrating that in states where there are marijuana programs, you see a reduction in Schedule 1 drug recommendations.”
He went on to describe the other benefits of the controversial drug, which include “a reduction in the types of overdoses that are crippling our country and hollowing out America” and an alternative to “heroin and opioids” as a method of pain relief.
As of Saturday afternoon, Conway had not issued any kind of response to Gaetz’s jab, although she did post an article on her Twitter account regarding the president’s recent meeting with “diverse shareholders” to discuss the use of e-cigarettes among American youth.
An alarming 5.3 million youth use e-cigarettes, a product that has helped adults quit combustible smoking.
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) November 23, 2019
“During the extraordinary meeting, proponents and opponents of flavored vaping products openly argued with each other in front of the president and reporters invited to observe. The chief executive officer of Njoy Electronic Cigarettes, Ryan Nivakoff, accused the chief executive officer of market leader Juul Labs Inc., K C Crosthwaite, of deliberately marketing its products to children.”
“After listening to several of the participants, Trump said that he wants to ‘do something for everybody, where everybody’s happy.’”
This is Trump through and through. While the Democrats chase their own tails in their sham impeachment inquiry, he’s out there listening to the American people.