Rubio Won't Say Whether He Inhaled

Says it's a darned-if-you-say-you-did-darned-if-you-say-you-didn't question
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2014 1:17 PM CDT

(Newser) – Did Marco Rubio ever smoke pot? The Florida senator has an answer for that one, and it is a decided non-answer, reports Politico: "Here’s the problem with that question in American politics: If you say you did, suddenly there are all these people saying ‘Well, it’s not a big deal, look at all these successful people who did it,'" Rubio said in an interview with Politics Confidential, adding that a parent once complained that his son said he didn't need good grades to be successful after Rubio's admission that he was a poor student. "On the other side of it," Rubio continued, "if you tell people that you didn’t, they won’t believe you."

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So the 2016 contender is sticking with his position on pot, and not his experience with it: "I don’t want my kids to smoke marijuana, and I don’t want other people’s kids to smoke marijuana. I think there’s no responsible way to recreationally use marijuana." (Read more Marco Rubio stories.)

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