Why won’t Sen. Marco Rubio say whether he’s ever smoked pot?
The Florida Republican, who maintains a strict stance against the legalization of marijuana, refuses to answer whether he’s ever personally smoked it. Rubio told “Politics Confidential” that his silence on the matter is based on his belief that there is no “responsible way to recreationally use marijuana.”
“If you say that you did, then suddenly there are people out there saying, ‘Well, it's not a big deal,’” Rubio said. “On the other side of it is if you tell people that you didn't, they won't believe you.”
Rubio explained that his decision not to answer the question goes back to an encounter he had after publishing his memoir, “American Son.” In the book, Rubio reveals that he was not a disciplined student in his youth and had a 2.1 GPA in high school.
“Someone came up to me and said, ‘You know, I enjoyed your book, but I want you to know, my son came up to me and said he doesn't have to get goodRead More »from Marco Rubio’s 'pot' hole