Eric Holder in the Hot Seat on Pot, Fired Up to Defend DOJ Enforcement (Video)
Published on Apr 9, 2014
Eric Holder on the hot seat about the DOJ enforcement of controlled substances. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee if you think we have retreated from our enforcement of controlled substances, you are wrong. Judiciary Committee. He also pointed out eight areas of priority for pot prosecutions, including marketing to minors, driving under the influence and criminal cartels.
As states and cities move to liberalize marijuana laws, the administration looks at changes to federal policy and the No. 2 House Democrat reverses course on decriminalization, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. found himself in a charged congressional hearing on Tuesday.
Pressed by members from both sides of the aisle to defend Justice Department practices in states that have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes, Holder insisted the Obama administration has not “retreated.”