During the radio host’s “Brilliant Idiots” podcast, co-hosted by comedian Andrew Schulz, the 44-year-old TV personality went on a NSFW rant, calling it “incredibly disrespectful” for the president to call WNBA Brittney Griner’s nine-year sentence for cannabis possession in Russia, “unacceptable.”
His co-host pointed out that it was then-Senator Biden who “created the bill that put people away for far longer” here in America, referring to the Law Enforcement Act of 1994.
Charlamagne said it wasn’t just the “94 crime bill, but there was the 88 crack laws” and “the 86 mandatory minimum sentencing laws” that Biden was a part of.
“It’s like, yo, we live in a country where right now, if Joe Biden wanted to — don’t need no votes, no nothing,” he added. “He could literally pardon every single person that is federally jailed for a non-violent weed offense. He could pardon every single body. There’s motherf***ers doing life in jail for an ounce and a half of marijuana right now.”
“My whole point is, man, when you live in a country where more than half of the country has legalized weed in some way, shape, or form, whether it’s for medicinal, whether it’s for recreational — to have people still locked up for marijuana in f***ing America is ridiculous,” Charlamagne continued.
The radio host said while Biden is “talking about what another country is doing in the unacceptable sentence that Brittney Griner has,” he needs to look at what’s happening here.
“What about the unacceptable sentences here in America?” Charlamagne asked. “If I’m Joe Biden, you need this for the midterms, bro. Okay, I’m pardoning every single body that’s locked up federally for a non-violent marijuana offense. Let ’em all out.”
“Now he’s [Biden’s] pardoned like 75 people,” he added. “That’s nowhere near enough. … Wouldn’t that be great for the midterms?”
“Wouldn’t that be a great headline?” the radio host continued. “Cause that’s something simple that people can grasp onto. That’s something simple, regular people in conversation can talk about and understand. ‘Yo, you see Biden let all these people off for weed, yo.’ You know what I mean? That’s something simple that will get headlines and garner him some great PR.”