Marino withdraws as nominee for top US drug thug position

Source: USA Today

“Tom Marino, President Trump’s nominee for drug czar, has withdrawn amid a flap over opioid policy, the president said Tuesday. ‘Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar,’ Trump tweeted. ‘Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman!’ The announcement came after 60 Minutes and The Washington Post reported that, as a U.S. House member from Pennsylvania, Marino was the key lawmaker behind legislation that made it virtually impossible for the Drug Enforcement Administration to freeze suspicious narcotics shipments from drug companies.” [editor’s note: I can see why working to thwart drug thuggery would be a disqualification for the position of top drug thug – TLK] (10/17/17)