Pennsylvania lawmakers took their oath of office Tuesday, solemnly promising to uphold the U.S. and Pennsylvania constitutions.

But it shouldn’t stop there, State Rep. John Lawrence, R-Chester says. They should swear to something else, too: that their pee is clean.

Lawrence said candidates for state-level elected office should be subject to a drug test, and is floating legislation that would require it.

“I think that voters would be very interested in knowing,” Lawrence said.

The rationale for it is simple. Plenty of private-sector employers require drug tests, and elected officials should be held to the same high standards, Lawrence said.

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