“If we take back the House and the Senate, I can assure you we’ll have a vote on our bill,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday. “If the Democrats are in charge, I don’t know if we’ll ever have a vote on our bill.”
Decriminalizing and legalizing marijuana is overwhelmingly popular with Pennsylvania residents of all political affiliations, as 69% of voters in the state support legalizing cannabis, according to the polling firm Civiqs.
The campaign-style speech near Biden's hometown of Scranton was the first of three scheduled visits by the president in less than a week to the state that is home to a competitive governor's race and a US Senate contest that could help determine whether Democrats will keep their majority in the chamber.
Ahead of Biden’s upcoming visit to Pittsburgh, Fetterman is calling on the President to work to deschedule marijuana from its classification as a Schedule I drug, and going on the offensive against his Senate opponent Dr. Oz in anticipation of any backlash.