Dems to Sessions: ‘You can pry legal pot from our warm, interesting to look at hands’
Drawing from an infamous speech given by the actor and former NRA president Charlton Heston, Democrats from the state senate took to Twitter to give their response to the move.
We'll give Jeff Sessions our legal pot when he pries it from our warm, extremely interesting to look at hands. https://t.co/LF0RpdCiHG— Colorado Senate Dems (@COSenDem) January 4, 2018
Heston made the remarks during an NRA event prior to the US presidential election in 2000. Holding a rifle above his head, the ‘Ben-Hur’ star declared that Democratic candidate Al Gore could pry his Second Amendment rights from his “cold, dead hands.” It is seen as a seminal moment for conservative Americans – and such is the reaction to Colorado Senate Democrats tweet, the phrase could prove similarly profound for marijuana-loving Americans too.
A+— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) January 4, 2018
who wrote this and have they gotten a raise yet— Rob Flaherty (@Rob_Flaherty) January 4, 2018
PREACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/WnCEz3tF3H— Mugsy (@Vanhelsingjr4) January 4, 2018
The Democrats did not stop there, following up with a series of tweets in which they pointed out the amount of revenue generated arising out of the legalization of marijuana. They then called on Sessions to investigate corruption and white collar crime in Washington, DC. “If only there was some way we could mellow him out,” the tweet read.
Instead of using taxpayer resources to go after a drug that's safer than alcohol, Jeff Sessions should focus on political corruption and white collar crime. Seems like there's plenty of that to go around in DC.If only there was some way we could mellow him out 🤔— Colorado Senate Dems (@COSenDem) January 4, 2018
Others were quick to point out that Sessions’ efforts would be better served tackling the opioid crisis ravaging the US.
Jeff Sessions will have an epic, well-organized fight on his hands once he announces that, instead of focusing on the opioid epidemic ravaging our nation, he's going to interfere in state commerce, states' rights, and the will of state voters. This will hurt #Republicans bigly.— TheRealPeggy Ganong (@SkepBy) January 4, 2018
Yep! Because there is a viable alternative for pain control that is safe and not addictive the way narcotics are!— Bubbles (@Jenfeds73) January 4, 2018