When Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his decision to rescind protections for states with legal marijuana laws, many politicians spoke out against him. But only one, has taken actual steps to prevent Sessions' from enacting his agenda.
Last month Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner said he would not allow any of Sessions' Department of Justice nominations to be confirmed if the Attorney General did not reverse his recent marijuana decision. And since Sessions has held firm, Gardner has followed through with his promise. 11 Justice Department nominees have been blocked from receiving a Senate floor vote in the past month as a result of Gardner's political maneuvering. There are another 20 nominees that need to be confirmed in the following few months, and many politicians believe Gardner will continue to hold fast.