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Sen. Murphy supports SAFER Banking; unsure about pardoning past marijuana convictions
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Sen. Murphy supports SAFER Banking; unsure about pardoning past marijuana convictions

Ep. 50 — Sen. Chris Murphy (6-18-2024)
Sen. Chris Murphy speaks to VIPs at the US Capitol. Photo: Matt Laslo

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Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT)

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Do you support the SAFER Banking Act?

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“Yes,” Sen. Chris Murphy exclusively tells Ask a Pol

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Pardons for prior offenses?

“I don’t know, I’d have to look it through,” Murphy tells us. 

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Matt Laslo’s a veteran congressional correspondent, new media prof. & founder of Ask a Pol — a new, people-powered press corps.

Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), slightly edited for clarity.

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TRANSCRIPT: Sen. Chris Murphy

SCENE: Murphy’s just outside the underground trams running between Senate Office Buildings and the US Capitol.

Matt Laslo: “Hey, senator. Are you still supportive of the SAFER Banking Act?”

Chris Murphy: “The marijuana banking act?”

ML: “Yeah.”

CM: “Yes.”

ML: “What do you think — did you see that today, Gov. Wes Moore in Maryland, wiping the slates, you know, pardoning thousands of people? Would you be supportive of something like that?”

CM: “On the federal level?”

ML: “Yeah. It’s wouldn’t affect a ton, but Biden has been doing some pardons but some people say he could go further.”

CM: “I don’t know. I’d have to look it through.”

ML: “Yeah? Okay. Thank you.”

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