May 19, 2014 6:01 pm -

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.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to Marco Rubio Won’t Answer If He Smoked Marijuana

  1. bob barker May 19th, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    he doesn’t want nobody smoking pot, he already lost a mass portion of the country. hopefully, he’s not running for president, more republicans trying to take away freedoms

  2. arc99 May 19th, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Much better to admit it if he did, than to evade the question.

    In any case, he does not get to decide for everyone else whether marijuana can be consumed in a responsible manner. My 40+ years of experience with the plant indicates that it most certainly can.

    Aside from the insidious racial origins of marijuana prohibitions, let us not forget that these “limited government” conservatives are essentially supporting the continuing criminalization of agriculture. After all, marijuana is a plant.

    I have to think that in a US Constitution written by men who earned their living in agriculture, one of the unenumerated rights protected by the 9th amendment would be the right to cultivate your property as you see fit, and use the product in the privacy of your own home.

    • Nobama May 19th, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      I agree that what one does on their property is no ones business but I don’t think the DEA cares about the 9th amendment much. They make their own rules.I would rather see someone smoke weed than drink any day. Just stay off the road till the buzz is gone. If you grow indoors be frugal. The DEA monitors electric usage through the utility companies. Abnormally high usage gets investigated.

      • granpa.usthai May 20th, 2014 at 3:23 am

        solar panels do have some privacy rewards of their own when left off the normal loop.

  3. Obewon May 19th, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Stoner Rubio’s SOTU rebuttal with his chugging water episode provides the obvious answer. Rubio seems to be the last to find out most social cons died last century as hypocrites. Even Reagan and every POTUS since 1992 admitted to smoking pot, along with 100 M Americans.

    • granpa.usthai May 20th, 2014 at 3:25 am

      well, if he’s going to LIE about this, he’ll probably try to provide a fake birth certificate.

  4. Jake May 19th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Seems to me he doesn’t want to open the proverbial can of worms – looks like he not only smoked marijuana, but he probably partook of much stronger stuff – Cocaine, Speed, Heroin – what is he hiding – lets face it he lived in a dream world where his parents escaped Castro’s terrible Communist government – to believe that he must have been smoking something.

  5. baddog May 19th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Judging by his thirst and delusional thinking its obvious he’s done plenty of bath salts though.

  6. AnthonyLook May 19th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Three things are obvious; One-His refusal is a wussy admission; Two-he’s a coward for not admitting it; Three-he’s was then and still is a poser; he didn’t smoke beyond trying to look cool with his peers.

  7. BillTheCat45 May 19th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Former weed smoker confirmed.

  8. fancypants May 19th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    remember mark You didn’t inhale has already been used
    take your time

  9. fahvel May 20th, 2014 at 2:15 am

    smoke the shlt, it might make rube and his ilk more intelligent and introspective or they may go totally (reefer madness) insane and be out in the street.

  10. granpa.usthai May 20th, 2014 at 3:19 am

    well, I reckon this’ll be one of the questions that will be asked @ every rally, should he opt for GOP selection.

  11. Anomaly 100 May 20th, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I’ll bet he hit that crack pipe.

  12. Shades May 20th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Geez, what century is this? Just admit you smoked it in college, then grew up and left that silly stuff behind. Who’s gonna care? Let me rephrase that …

    • Alan May 20th, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Maybe he’s still using it and has a Twinkie addiction.