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Senators do have power. They just refuse to use it to stop Trump.

Senators do have power. They just refuse to use it to stop Trump.

by digby


Oh look. A Senator discovers he's a constitutional officer too:


This morning, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced changes to Obama-era marijuana policy guidelines that had in effect allowed several states to move forward with pot legalization even though it remains illegal under federal law. Sen. Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, one of the legalizing states that has benefited from Obama’s approach, immediately objected.

And in doing so, he reminded the world of what so many people in Washington seem to have forgotten in the era of Trump: United States senators have actual powers of office that they can (and frequently do) use to try to get their way on issues that are important to them.

Good for him. Maybe some of these guys could step up to stop the addled chief executive from starting a nuclear war. You'd think that would be as important to the nation as legal pot.


By the way, Cory Gardner was on CNN today being a good little lapdog, defending Trump against Bannon.