New York Republican Assemblyman Steve Katz is a fucking hypocrite. Last year, the lawmaker - who is on the Assembly Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Committee - voted against medical marijuana in the state, saying that it would only increase illegal drug use. Fast-forward to this past weekend when Katz was cited for marijuana possession after police pulled him over for speeding.
According to Gawker, Katz was pulled over for doing 80 in a 65. Police say that the officer noticed the smell of marijuana when he got up to the window and that Katz fessed up and handed them a bag of pot. Police let him go with a ticket and said he wasn't impaired at the time.
This is a guy who just last year sent a mailer to voters Yorktown with this crap: "Our community has been stricken with an increase in drug use and drunk driving by our youngest citizens."
Katz read a statement over the weekend where he refused to answer specific questions and would only say that "all the facts will come out" when pressed for more details.
wikipedia.com We'd be scared too, little guy.
"First, I will not let this incident impede my public service and my calls for real mandate relief, a better economic climate and better services for those in need in New York," Katz said at a meeting with seniors in his district. "This should not overshadow the work I have done over the years for the public and my constituency. I am confident that once the facts are presented that this will quickly be put to rest."(Watch Katz's press conference over at LoHud.com)
We beg to differ. It should completely overshadow Katz's work as an ant-drug crusader and medical marijuana opponent. Despite whatever "facts" Katz might present, he had marijuana on his possession. While we hope he cops up to his mistake, admits that he's a cannabis user and starts voting according to his personal beliefs -- we bet he'll blame it on his kid. Or even better: he says it was for a friend in medical need.
The guy is apparently a hypocrite in his other profession as a veterinarian who cares for animals. According to the Wall Street Journal, Katz has been twice charged with animal-related crimes including illegally dumping the body a dead German shepherd and a second time for animal abuse on a Chihuahua that Katz says bit him during an exam.