'Abandoned the rule of law': Lawmakers react to Trump granting clemency to Roger Stone
Category: News & PoliticsVia: it-is-me • one month ago • 152 comments
By: Savannah Behrmann, USA TODAY 13 hrs ago
The Democrats contradict themselves when they speak, and have very short memories of their own Favorites Doings !
It's like a Comedy Show when Democrats try and sound ...... unbiased and Caring !
Appearing on CNN Friday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that for Trump to be able to commute or issue a pardon for Stone "based on the crime assisting the president, is ridiculous."
Pelosi was asked about U.S. Attorney General William Barr saying Wednesday the sentencing of Stone was fair.
"There ought to be a law," she continued. "I’m recommending that we pass a law that presidents cannot issue a pardon if the crime that the person is in jail for is one that is caused by protecting the President, which this was.”
Sen. Mark Warner, D-VA., vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, posted : "The United States was founded on the rule of law. It seems our president has nothing but contempt for it."
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., and Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., released a joint statement , writing, "Trump abused the powers of his office in an apparent effort to reward Roger Stone for his refusal to cooperate with investigators examining the President’s own conduct. No other president has exercised the clemency power for such a patently personal and self-serving purpose."
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., tweeted Trump "abandoned the rule of law and made a mockery of our democracy."