'Fire Up A Bowl, Numb Out!': Tucker Carlson Joins Right-Wing Reefer Madness

Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night attempted to dismiss Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) vow to legalize marijuana if he is elected president. And the Fox News host may have accidentally created a new meme of himself in the process. 

During the Democratic debate in South Carolina this week, Sanders slammed the “horrific” war on drugs for sending too many people ― disproportionately minorities ― to prison for low-level offenses. 

“Ohhhhh, the war on drugs,” Carlson said. “Bernie Sanders talks about that in every speech he gives.” 

Carlson added: 

“A declining country with a sad, underemployed middle-class obviously needs to smoke a ton more weed. That’s Bernie’s solution to the malaise. Fire up a bowl, numb out, maybe you won’t notice.” 

Naturally, the line was already clipped and shared: 

Oh boy pic.twitter.com/iAf8IEIG3q

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) February 27, 2020

Carlson’s comments came a day after Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) claimed the Democratic platform involved “reefer for everyone” ― a mock campaign promise his critics seemed to relish.

The Fox News host also blasted Sanders for his plan to help minority-owned businesses to break into the sale

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