Moments ago, progressive Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pramila Jayapal expressed rage and dismay over President Trump’s latest wave of Pardons that include Paul Manafort and Roger Stone.
AOC tweeted “A flow of pardons for the wealthy and corrupt, yet Brandon Bernard was left to die when his own jurors and prosecutor begged for mercy.
Our carceral system laid bare for the world to see.”
Jayapal tweeted “These corrupt pardons are another historic abuse of power by a failed president who will stop at nothing to put himself and his criminal cronies above the law, the constitution, this country, and our democracy.
They’re guilty—we all know it and they know it too.”
She added in a subsequent tweet “People ask me if we should hold Trump accountable for his countless crimes and endless corruption after he leaves office. YES—we have to. We will. We also need to change the presidential pardon laws so this kind of abuse never happens again.