Chris Christie: ‘Crazy Liberals’ Want To ‘Poison Our Kids’
New Jersey governor Chris Christie spoke about substance abuse on Monday and called out marijuana supporters “crazy liberals” who want to “poison our kids,” Politico reported.
Christie referred to the tax revenue generated by selling legal marijuana as “blood money.”
“They want that blood money? Let them do it,” Christie said.
“And they will. Let me tell you something — this will be like priority number one come January. I guarantee you, if we have a Democratic governor, it will be priority number one.”
Christie’s term is coming to a close and will end in January of next year.
Both Democratic candidates have expressed that they want to legalize recreational marijuana.
New Jersey state senator Nick Scutari is working on introducing a bill that will legalize marijuana.
Christie also shared some words about Scutari:
“People like Nick Scutari and Steve Sweeney and Phil Murphy [leading Democratic candidate for governor] want to bring this poison, legalized, into this state under the premise that, well, it doesn’t matter because people can buy it illegally anyway.”
“Then why not legalize heroin? I mean, their argument fails just on that basis. Let’s legalize cocaine. Let’s legalize heroin. Let’s legalize angel dust. Let’s legalize all of it. What’s the difference? Let everybody choose,” Christie added.
Christie went on to add bogus claims without any kind of evidence, saying that teenage marijuana users are 10 times more likely to become heroin addicts by age 24, according to Politico.