Republican Senate leader “Cocaine Mitch” McConnell semi-secretly visits a grow-op

McConnell’s camp is remaining hush-hush about the visit to a weed facility in California

By Kieran Delamont


Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell has long been bad news for fans of legal weed. He’s a staunch opponent.

So it is a little surprising that, on a recent trip to southern California, that he toured a weed facility. 

McConnell’s camp is remaining hush-hush about the visit, which appears designed to let weed execs pitch him on the idea of calling a vote on the SAFE Banking Act, which would allow banks into the weed biz. (Never let a good lobbying opportunity go to waste.) 

But of course, hypocrisy abounds here. The man they call “Cocaine Mitch” – allegedly over family ties to a shipping company caught with 40 kilos of coke on one of its ships – has expressed some extreme views on weed during his Machiavellian career.

Here are  a few of his greatest hits: 

Oh, how times change.

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