Key DOJ appointments being held up in Senate over … pot enforcement

Key DOJ appointments being held up in Senate over … pot enforcement

[Ed. – Mirengoff is right: this is lunacy.]

I wrote here about the void in the Trump/Sessions, where four nominees for Assistant Attorney General positions are being held up due to Senate inaction. The four positions are crucial ones …

Apparently, it’s because of marijuana. Sen. Cory Gardner is vexed with Attorney General Sessions over enforcement of Federal marijuana laws in Colorado.

Alfred Regnery, citing just one of the four major gaps at the Justice Department, points out the absurdity of the situation:

There is no permanent presidential appointee at the Justice Department in charge of combating terrorism because a Republican senator has put discretionary federal marijuana enforcement above U.S. national security in his priorities.

No matter how one feels about the dispute between Sessions and Gardner over enforcement of federal marijuana laws in Colorado, it is the height of irresponsibility to block the administration from staffing key positions at the DOJ over this matter.

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