Marco Rubio Won’t Answer If He Smoked Marijuana
As if doing so is controversial, Marco Rubio won’t answer the question. That means he’ll keep being asked the question until he answers it. It also means the answer is probably “yes,” or he would have just said “no.”
On Monday, ABC News released an outtake of Jonathan Karl’s interview with the Florida Republican in which he flat refuses to answer “yes” or “no” when asked if he has smoked marijuana.
“If you say that you did, then suddenly there are people out there saying, ‘Well, it’s not a big deal, look at all these successful people who did it,’” Rubio told Karl. “And I don’t want my kids to smoke marijuana, I don’t want other people’s kids to smoke marijuana, I don’t think there’s a responsible way to recreationally use marijuana.”
“On the other side of it is, if you tell people that you didn’t, they won’t believe you.” That is quite a catch-22.
“We’ll believe you,” Karl assured the senator. “If you didn’t, you can just say you didn’t.”
While Rubio would not reveal anything about his own personal experience with marijuana, lest he be considered a deviant and/or a liar, he was more than happy to share his current opinions of it. “The bottom line is, I don’t think people should smoke marijuana,” he said.