House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced on Monday that the House would vote in November on legislation to legalize marijuana.
- Politico: “House will vote on cannabis legalization bill in December”
Democrats previously intended to vote on this bill in September, but pulled the legislation from the floor because they did not want to have to answer questions at home – before an election – about why they were spending their time on something like this instead of making a bipartisan deal to provide critical COVID relief.
Now, even after being repudiated by voters in part because of their refusal to put politics aside and negotiate in good faith to make a deal that would provide key COVID aid, they are going to waste the House’s time with this legislation, rather than working in a serious manner to help Americans who are struggling because of the pandemic.
It’s no surprise that the American people rejected House Democrats’ leadership on Election Day because it’s clear that they are more focused on catering to their radical base than actually taking steps to address the challenges that their constituents are facing. The fact that they plan to vote on legalizing marijuana instead of making a deal on COVID relief is just the latest example of that.