Cynthia Nixon ‘Pumped Her Fist And Said Sure’ When Asked About Legalizing Weed In New York
Former Intercourse and the Metropolis star Cynthia Nixon knew she’d need to battle laborious to be taken severely whereas trying to unseat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with a Democratic main problem. She’s already laughed off an “unqualified lesbian” dig from a Cuomo affiliate whereas specializing in a platform that stresses how, regardless of her actress standing, she’s a tried-and-true New Yorker who takes the subway. And by way of public attraction, Nixon has added a very fashionable agenda to her platform — legalization of marijuana.
The New York Instances studies that Nixon is eager to have her state comply with within the footsteps of Colorado and California. Certainly, when quizzed on the topic at a fundraiser, Nixon expressed enthusiasm at how taxing authorized marijuana would supply a monetary windfall for New York. Not solely that, however authors Isabel Gillies and Dan Davenport relayed how Nixon’s pleasure included a fist pump:
Ms. Nixon made some ready remarks and took questions. She stated she would “legalize marijuana and put a tax on it,” Ms. Gillies stated.
Dan Davenport, an editor and author who additionally attended, recalled that when Ms. Nixon was requested about legalizing marijuana, she “pumped her first and stated sure.”
After all, Nixon couldn’t legalize weed on her personal as governor. She’s need to work alongside a New York state legislature that’s grown fairly accustomed to watching Cuomo compromise with the GOP, however Nixon wasn’t messing round when she hinted about being a much “bluer” Democrat than her rival. By standing up for weed legalization, Nixon’s aligning herself with progressive voters, and, as with California, she could have additionally placed herself in Justice Department crosshairs. The New York main will certainly be one to look at.
(By way of New York Times)