Fox Guest: Calif. Is Falling Apart Because People Are ‘Shooting Up’ Marijuana
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“On Fox News, Republican strategist David Avella indicates he thinks people inject themselves with marijuana 😂😭 https://t.co/ALOlQAZV3Y”
A Fox News guest lamented on Thursday that Californians are laying in the streets “having just shot up with marijuana,” according to Newsweek.
The gaffe came during a segment on Outnumbered, where guest David Avella, a Republican strategist, was discussing an initiative in San Francisco that would see former inmates referred to as "formerly incarcerated person," former "justice-involved" person, or "returning resident" once their sentences are completed.
Avella took the opportunity to bash California on numerous issues:
"California has tried to clear out their prisons and yet every year they continue to have overcrowded prisons," Avella said. "And the focus ought to be on a society that follows the law, not allowing people to defecate in the streets, not allowing individuals to lay on the street having just shot up with marijuana – or heroin and having a needle sticking out of them."
Though Newsweek said it is unclear whether Avella misspoke or truly believes what he said, it is this writer’s opinion that the Fox News guest said marijuana by mistake.
Nonetheless, social media users were quick to roast the Republican, as social media users are wont to do.
It is common knowledge — or at least so most of us thought — that marijuana is generally smoked, vaped or ingested via edibles. No need for a syringe.
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