Interns' Questions on LGBT Rights and More Throw Jeff Sessions Off Balance

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Jeff Sessions has spent his first year as Attorney General being browbeaten by President Trump for a number of things, including recusing himself from the Russian Federation probe (and paving the way for Robert Mueller being named Special Counsel), getting testy in front of Congressional investigators who confront him with discrepancies in his numerous testimonies, and implementing his agenda as the nation's top cop. One intern, contrasting Sessions' harsh approach to marijuana sentencing with his far less strict approach to gun control, asked "since guns kill more people than marijuana, why lax laws on one and harsh laws on the other?"

ABC News just released a video of Attorney General Jeff Sessions good-naturedly sparring with Justice Department interns, and responding to questions about his outdated views on cannabis.

Sessions laughed and described the two as "apples and oranges". He brought up "the Second Amendment - you're aware of that", guaranteeing the right to keep and bear arms, and said, "I intend to defend that Second Amendment - it's as valid as the First Amendment".

"There is this view that marijuana is harmless and it does no damage".

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He also said marijuana is not a healthy substance and that the American Medical Association agrees with him. "Whatever Your Name Is" and advised her to contact the AMA.

"I grew up in a project to a single mother", said one intern, who attends the University of California, Berkeley.

"Well that may be the view in Berkley, but it's not the view in most places in the country", Sessions replied.

Separately, Sessions told an intern that the Justice Department was committed to protecting the civil rights of "all persons", including transgender people, and pointed to his instruction to to the DoJ's Civil Rights Division to look into a spate of murders of transgender people. If that is the case, his views must have evolved quite a bit since the summer. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.

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