“I’m not going to ask for a show of hands. If I did, I could raise my hand,” CQ Roll Call quotes Hoyer telling reporters, as he raised his hand. “The use thereof, or the trying thereof. Inhaling or not. Experimentation.”
Whoa, dude. It sure seemed as if Hoyer had just placed himself among the growing circle of politicians (oh, hello, Mr. President!) who have admitted to getting high in their callow youth.
But wait! “Soon after the session with reporters, Hoyer spokeswoman Stephanie Young told CQ Roll Call her boss was not saying what it sounded like,” the news organization reports. “‘Mr. Hoyer has not used marijuana. His point was that this issue affects many people, and he believes the Maryland General Assembly took the right step to decriminalize marijuana.'”