WATCH: Democratic Presidential Candidate Wants to Legalize Heroin
The ongoing war on drugs in the United States is definitely a problem that seems like it can’t be solved.
One Democratic presidential candidate has a plan for dealing with drugs in the country that may not be what everyone would expect.
Tulsi Gabbard appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity Monday and discussed drugs. He repeatedly asked Gabbard whether or not she would legalize heroin but she refused to answer the question six times.
According to Fox News,
“Do you want to legalize drugs?” Hannity asked in an ensuing follow-up.
Gabbard said she would start by striking the federal prohibition on marijuana possession.
“I think we need to look at the model in Portugal where there has been decriminalization and in some cases legalization and regulation so we treat substance abuse and addiction as a health care issue,” she said.
“You’re ducking — you’re dodging,” Hannity quipped. “Would you legalize heroin?” The host was referencing former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s recent statement that if he were elected president, drug possession would be decriminalized or reduced to a misdemeanor offense — including in cases involving dangerous drugs such as heroin.
Take a look below at the video of the interview.
HANNITY: Do you want to legalize heroin?
DEMOCRAT TULSI GABBARD: Refuses to answer
H: Would you legalize heroin?
H: Would you legalize heroin? Don’t make me be a jerk
H: Heroin, would you legalize it? Would you legalize it?
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 11, 2020
I think that the issue of drug legalization is a very difficult ground to walk on and it’s difficult to say what should happen either way.
I’ll admit that I personally do not think drugs should be made illegal for the simple fact that I am against the government’s prohibition of any item whether it be good or bad for someone. Also, I do not think that there should be a preemptive punishment for things of that nature.
That all being said, I could be persuaded to believe otherwise, I just want as little government involved in our lives as humanly possible.