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Rep. Ayanna Pressley says cannabis effort imperiled by — "chaos and more chaos" — GOP House majority
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Rep. Ayanna Pressley says cannabis effort imperiled by — "chaos and more chaos" — GOP House majority

Ep. 26 — Rep. Ayanna Pressley (4-18-2024)
Rep. Pressley and fellow Squad members address congressional press corps outside the US Capitol. Photo: Matt Laslo

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA)

LISTEN: Laslo & Pressley 

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Ask a Pol asks:

What do you see as the path forward over here? Y'all might be going through another Speaker battle and it feels like we're running out of time ahead of the election.

Key Pressley 

“I don't know. Seems like the path is just chaos and more chaos. And so, it’s very frustrating, because I want to do the work of advancing progress and I feel like most days all I can really do is just try to mitigate harm. It's just harm reduction at this point,” Rep. Ayanna Pressley exclusively tells Ask a Pol

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ICYMI — Ask a Pol’s exclusive w/ Sen. Steve Daines 

Below find a rough transcript of Ask a Pol’s exclusive interview with Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), slightly edited for clarity.

TRANSCRIPT: Rep. Ayanna Pressley

SCENERep. Pressley and others just finished their 420 press conference with cannabis advocates in front of the US Capitol, and we got a quick question in as she got in a car to leave.

Ayanna Pressley: “Hey, how you doing?”

Laslo doesn’t hear that, because her staff was motioning that she was in a hurry and couldn’t stop to take questions.

Matt Laslo: “What do you see as the path forward over here? I mean, y'all might be going through another Speaker battle. Feels like we're running out of time [ahead of the election].”

AP: “I don't know. Seems like the path is just chaos and more chaos. And so, it’s very frustrating, because I want to do the work of advancing progress and I feel like most days all I can really do is just try to mitigate harm. It's just harm reduction at this point.”

ML: “Knowing this is bipartisan…”

AP: “I’m sorry, I have to get to the floor.”

ML: “You gotta run? Have a good one.”

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

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