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Stephen Colbert mocks Marco Rubio's hazy pot-smoking evasions

Colbert Report

Has Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) smoked pot? He consistently refuses to answer, said Stephen Colbert on Thursday night's Colbert Report. "Rubio can't admit that's he's burned down because he's trying to win over Republicans," specifically GOP primary voters in the 2016 presidential race, Colbert said. That's "the party that brought us 'Just Say No,' first as a drug policy, then as their entire platform." Rubio's rationale is that if he admitted he has smoked marijuana, the kids who look up to him would think it's OK to smoke, too.

So Colbert brings out his young protégé, "David," to ask about his views on Rubio's hazy evasions on the pot-smoking question. And that's where the fun really begins. --Peter Weber