Congressman Steve Cohen says Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner could sway President Trump on a formerly taboo issue for Republicans: marijuana legalization.
The Tennessee Democrat told the Memphis Commercial Appeal Sunday that it will likely come down to “WWJD.”
“What would Jared do?”
“I feel confident that Kushner and Ivanka Trump would advise the president not to come down harder on marijuana,” Cohen offered in response to reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department plan on cracking down on both medical and recreational use.
“How can you be 36 years old and grow up in New York City and be for having people jailed for marijuana?” (RELATED: Weed Industry Warns Sessions — ‘Enormous’ Consequences Will Follow Change In Federal Policy)
“It’s like the witch hunts,” he continued. “A hundred years from now people will think it’s such backwards thinking.”
Despite Sessions’ promises to re-escalate the war of drugs, Trump was been relatively silent on the issue throughout both the campaign and his early days in the White House, saying legalization in any forms should be a decision for individual states.