GOP Rep. Tom Marino likes to tout his tough-guy image, which really is hard to square with his decision to sue two of his constituents for defamation. At the heart of this dispute are efforts by 80-year-old Marlene Steele and her 56-year-old son Michael to remind voters in the newly drawn 12th Congressional District about Marino’s involvement in legislation that curtailed the DEA’s ability to crack down on irresponsible opioid manufacturers (see this 60 Minutes/Washington Post story from 2017 for details). And in a delightfully ironic twist, his attempt to quash references to that story has only drawn more attention to it.