Actor Seth Rogen Wants To Get High With Sen. Tom Harkin

Seth Rogen would love to get high with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA).

The “Knocked Up” actor testified before Congress about Alzheimer’s disease on Wednesday and joked that he knew the hearing had nothing to do with legalizing marijuana. ABC News asked Rogen, a huge “House of Cards” fan, who was the one politician he would want to smoke with.

“That [Sen. Tom] Harkin guy seemed pretty cool. I’d go with him,” he responded.

Harkin was one of few lawmakers who actually stuck around for Rogen’s testimony. Rogen called out Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) in particular for taking off as soon as he put in some face time with the actor:


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