During a House Judiciary hearing on Tuesday, a Wisconsin sheriff caught a congressman off guard with his absurd opinion on marijuana.
“You said that illegal drug use is the scourge of the black community and it is a problem and leads to a great deal of violent crime,” Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) said, addressing Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. “Would you agree that marijuana possession is not the scourge of the black community and does not lead to violent crime the same way that meth, crack cocaine and heroin do?”
“No, I wouldn’t agree with that at all,” Clark responded.
Cohen was visibly surprised by Clark’s answer and thanked the sheriff for his time before commenting with a chuckle, “It was such an obvious answer—I just never thought I’d get that answer.”