2. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-PA
This politician got caught with his foot in his mouth when the world found out he had smoked marijuana. He said that in his youth and experimenting with drugs “was a sign we were alive and in graduate school in that era.” But then, he sponsored laws like the Drug Importer Death Penalty Act of 1996.
This bill would have created extreme consequences for drug users– even those experimenting and suffering through their M.B.A. It would make it so that anyone who received a conviction for trafficking drugs into the US would be imprisoned for life. Even possessing a measly two ounces of shake would guarantee a lifetime in an orange jumpsuit. And for repeat offenders? The bill Gingrich supported would have sent them to Death Row.
Newt Gingrich may be one of the many politicians who smoked weed, but it is certain he probably is the most hypocritical.