Romney Blasts Trump Pardons, Says He Wishes There Was a Constitutional Amendment To Bar Pardons for Cronies
To the surprise of nobody, Trump invested his last day in workplace providing pardons to stars and political allies. Rap Artists Lil Wayne and Kodak Black both had their continuous legal concerns ended by the stroke of the president’s pen.
Al Pirro, the ex-husband of Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was provided a pardon. However the most frustrating pardon might have been the one offered to previous Trump project head Steve Bannon. Bannon was facing charges for a scheme to defraud Trump supporters under the pretense of building a border wall.
Frequent Trump critic Mitt Romney blasted the pardons on Wednesday afternoon. “I can’t imagine the founders in providing for pardon power for a president anticipated that presidents would use it to reward political friends, and as a result I would hope that we could develop a tradition of more narrowly providing pardons.”
The Utah senator noted there should be a tradition of, “not providing them to people who are cronies or political individuals.”
The topic then turned to preventing Presidents like Trump from giving pardons that were obviously politically motivated. Romney continued, “[I] would love to see a constitutional remedy. It’s unlikely that something like that can get passed just given the difficult process of passing a constitutional amendment.”
Trump’s pardons from this week were in line with the ones provided out throughout his whole term. The ex-President had actually formerly provided reprieves to figures like Joe Arpaio, Rod Blagojevich, Scooter Libby, Dinesh D’Souza and a variety of war wrongdoers.
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