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DNC chair concerned about pot, says millennials are 'complacent' on abortion

She also expressed consternation about legalizing marijuana, saying the nation was already facing a heroin epidemic.
Wasserman Schultz speaks during the DNC's 22nd Annual Women's Leadership Forum NationGetty Images

Florida congresswoman Debbie WassermanSchultz isn'tjusta Democrat: She's also chair of the Democratic National Committee.

And, she just upset alotof people.

Speaking with The New York Times Magazine, WassermanSchultzsaid that she's identified "a complacency among the generation of young women whose entire lives have been lived after Roe v. Wade was decided."

The Democratic leader also expressed consternation that marijuana might be legalized – and she even connected legalizing marijuana with America'sheroin epidemic.

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"I don’t oppose the use of medical marijuana.I just don’t think we should legalize more mind-altering substances if we want to make it less likely that people travel down the path toward using drugs," Wasserman Schultz opined. "We have had a resurgence of drug use instead of a decline. There is a huge heroin epidemic."

She received swift criticism following her comments.

GQ reported the interview as, "DNC Head Debbie Wasserman Schultz said some stupid stuff about drugs" and The Intercept was even less charitable, headlining its story,"DNC chair, fueled by booze PACs, blasts legal pot."

Vox reported that the Florida congresswoman released a statement after the public's reaction, saying in part, "We need women of every generation – mine included – to stand up and speak out, and that is the main message I sought to convey in that interview."

 
 
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