Congressman Laughs at Sheriff for Equating Marijuana to Heroin, Crack

“It was such an obvious answer — I just never thought I’d get that answer.”

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) was caught of guard on Tuesday when he asked a simple question, but got an answer he clearly wasn’t expecting.

During a House Judiciary hearing, the Congressman asked Milwaukee sheriff and regular on Fox News, David Clarke whether he believed that marijuana led to the same level of violent crime within the black community as meth, crack cocaine, and heroin.

“You said that illegal drug use is the scourge of the black community and it is a problem and leads to a great deal of violent crime. Would you agree that marijuana possession is not the scourge of the black community and does not lead to violent crime the same way that meth, crack cocaine, and heroin do?” Cohen asked the sheriff.

His response?

“No, I wouldn’t agree with that at all,” replied an impassive Clarke.

“Well, that’s interesting, and I wish I had more time to talk to you,” Cohen said with a smirk. “Thank you for allowing me this opportunity.”

“It was such an obvious answer — I just never thought I’d get that answer,” said the Congressman as he began to chuckle.

Watch clip below, courtesy of Raw Story.