President Biden on Saturday quietly responded to Curry Richardson’s suspension from the Tokyo Olympics later this month because of a positive marijuana test.
“The rules are the rules and everyone knows how the rules are enforced,” the president told reporters after being asked to accept it. “Whether they become rules or not is another matter, but the rules are the rules … but I’m so proud of his response.”
Richardson, a 21-year-old Dallas native, apologized Friday, explaining that he used it to cope with the death of his biological mother, who died before the race, which yielded a positive result.
Unlike Biden, the progressive Democrats refused to stop, many linking it to racism.
AOC MARIJUANA OLYMPIC TANGA SUPPORTS BLACK STARS SOCIALIZATION RACISM “BUILDING”
On Friday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Democratic Party, tweeted, “We are with @RepRaskin and the Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties to formally ask @USAntiDoping to stop the arrest of Shakarry Richardson. There is a flaw in their decision. Any scientific basis. It is based solely on systematic racism based on long-standing marijuana laws. ”
SHAKARRI RELEASES RICHARDSON’S ADDITIONAL DEVICES: ‘WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE?’
Liberal actor Seth Rogan, known for smoking pots, also linked Richardson’s suspension to racism.
“The root of the notion that weeds are problematic‘ addiction ’is racism,” he wrote. “It’s crazy for the U.S. team to disqualify one of the most talented athletes in this country because they think it’s based on hatred. It’s a shame for them. If the weeds were speeding you up, I’d be FloJo.”
Others, such as Pramila Jayal of the U.S. Democratic Party, D-Wash., Took advantage of the moment to defend drug legalization. “WE CAME TO LEGALIZE MARIUJANA,” he wrote on Twitter.
Some Republicans also came to Richardson’s defense.
SETH ROGEN accuses U.S. team of “racism” after SHAKARRY RICHARDSON’S PARTICIPATION: “THEY SHOULD BE AWAKENED”
“The press, which loves to swim at the crossroads of sex and sports, should ask @JoeBiden that Shakarri Richardson should be banned from exercising his right to use drugs in many states of the United States. . Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., Tweeted Friday: “I believe there is no hell.”
Little Donald Trump tweeted, “Let him compete, I’m sure the weeds have never accelerated anyone.”
Biden was not a supporter of federal legalization of marijuana, but spoke of decriminalizing property during the 2020 kamignan.
Biden White House fired or reprimanded several young employees earlier this year after they admitted to “using marijuana” in security clearance forms.
Marijuana is not a drug that increases effectiveness, but is banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which monitors U.S. athletics.
Richardson ran the 100-meter dash at the U.S. Olympic Games in Eugene, Oregon, on June 19, but showed a positive result in the race and canceled his victory and put the sport on hold for a month. ‘he wrote.
He apologized during an appearance on NBC’s “Today.”
“I apologize. No matter how upset I am, I know that when I step on the track, I show not only myself, but also the team that has shown great support and great love,” he said. “I apologize for not knowing how to manage my emotions or deal with my emotions during this time.”