Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd ripped 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Friday after the the South Bend, Indiana mayor pledged to legalize drug possession across the board.
“He is guaranteeing more drug addicts, he’s guaranteeing more crime, and he’s guaranteeing less help because we don’t have enough services for those who are addicted to crimes now and he’s going to create more addiction,” said Judd according to Fox News.
Judd’s comments come after Buttigieg recently told editors of the Des Moines Register that “Incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession.”
An editor pressed the presidential candidate on his drug policies: “Is that across the board? So if it’s meth or coke or ecstasy, any drugs, if it’s possession, incarceration isn’t…” . . .
“I would not have said even five years ago what I believe now, which is that incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession,” he added. “What I’ve seen is that while there continue to be all kinds of harms associated with drug possession and use, it’s also the case that we have created—in an effort to deal with what amounts to a public health problem—we have created an even bigger problem. A justice problem and its form of a health problem.” (Read more from “Sheriff Slams Pete Buttigieg After He Pledges to Legalize Meth, Cocaine, and Ecstasy Possession” HERE)