“Historic Corruption” Romney Reacts to Trump’s Decision to Commute Roger Stone’s Sentence

Republican Senator Mitt Romney joined a large number of leading Democrats criticizing Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of Roger Stone.

Mitt Romney tweeted:

Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.

Per Time, the President’s announcement that he would commute Stone’s sentence came just a few days before the Republican political operative was set to enter prison.

Last November, a jury found Stone guilty of all seven counts brought against him, including lying to Congress about his attempts to contact WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential election. He was also found guilty of witness tampering and obstructing a Congressional investigation.

In a statement defending the President’s decision, the White House said that “Roger Stone is a victim of the Russia Hoax that the Left and its allies in the media perpetuated for years in an attempt to undermine the Trump Presidency.”

This is not the first time Sen. Romney has broken with his party over President Trump’s actions. In January, Romney voted to impeach the President on the second article of impeachment brought against him: abuse of power. Romney was the only Senate Republican to do so.