When staffers for President Joe Biden’s administration were being hired, one of the questions on their background checks asked if they’d ever used cannabis at any point in their lives. It wasn’t an unheard-of question on such paperwork — but those who asked about it, were reassured that question would be overlooked, regardless of their answer.
“Just answer honestly,” the prospective staff members were told.
Well, answer honestly some of those staffers did. And now, it’s come back around to bite them in the ass. Because, perhaps not surprisingly, Joe Biden has whirled on them, demanding either their resignations or their demotions. His administration wasn’t going to be caught dead employing riff-raff who socialize with stoners and potheads — and this was his sneaky way of weeding them out.
Reefer Madness is back in the White House, baby!
Meaning, every single member of his staff who has smoked weed in the past and honestly admitted to it on their background check, has been dealt with — asked to resign or forced to work from home. No matter whether their transgression was sixty years ago, smoking ditch weed in Grandma’s garage; or whether it was last year in Colorado, under fully state-legal circumstances. Everyone who answered “yes” to having used cannabis regardless of context, has been forced out.
“The policies were never explained, the threshold for what was excusable and what was inexcusable was never explained,” one ex-staffer told the outlet.
“It’s exclusively targeting younger staff and staff who came from states where it was legal,” another recently resigned staffer told the Beast.
Which seems unfair on a lot of levels. But, the Biden administration simply made a decision, and now they’re following through on it. Right?
Except, not really. Because not only has Kamala Harris publicly confirmed that she’d smoked weed in the past, she’s even joked about it, responding to a journalist who asked about her past marijuana usage: “Half my family is from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?”
Well, that admission puts the Biden Administration in a tricky spot. Because either a) Kamala Harris is a dirty Jamaican stoner who deserves to be fired for having indulged in cannabis use in her past, or b) that she lied on her background check. Which puts Kamala Harris between a rock and a hard place — between two fire-able offenses.
Chances are though, this double standard won’t even be brought up to the Vice President. Hell, her and Uncle Joe might as well be tag-teaming a fat joint in the oval office as they wave goodbye to all the poor hapless stoner souls, who dared to tell the truth about their cannabis use.