On January 18, 1990, Washington DC Mayor Marion Barry was arrested and charged with charged with drug possession and the use of crack, a crystalline form of cocaine.
According to History.com:
At the Vista International Hotel in downtown Washington, Barry was caught smoking the substance on camera with Rahsheeda Moore, a woman who had agreed to set up Barry in exchange for a reduced sentence in an earlier drug conviction.
During the videotaped arrest, Barry said of Moore, “Bitch set me up…I shouldn’t have come up here…goddamn bitch.”
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Barry was sentenced to six months in federal prison shortly before the November election and lost the race in 1990.
After his stint in prison Marion Barry was re-elected to DC Mayor in 1994. He won with 56% of the vote.
The same people who re-elected Marion Barry into office after he was caught smoking crack on camera believe Washington DC should be the 51st state.
We believe they’re nuts.
** Look for a HUGE update on the Marion Barry story tomorrow morning on The Gateway Pundit!