I agree with Doug Ibendahl — President Trump should commute Blagojevich’s sentence:
When the bipartisan peanut gallery in Illinois united in record time last week to lecture President Trump on why he shouldn’t commute the sentence of imprisoned former Governor Rod Blagojevich to the 7 years he’s already served, my immediate thought was to that famous line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet:
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
First of all, forget about the press outlets and editorial boards. We’re all still waiting for them to apologize to America for pushing a Russia collusion crackpot conspiracy theory for nearly 3 years.
Even the journalists who didn’t directly participate in the obvious hoax won’t call out the many who did. There’s been zero accountability in media for all the time wasted and all of the harm done to this country. To my knowledge, no one has lost their job for pushing a partisan narrative which even the most rudimentary due diligence would have long ago revealed as empirically false.
An industry which demonstrably has no professional standards doesn’t get to now serve as an arbiter of who does and doesn’t deserve to be a beneficiary of the President’s Article II powers.
Taking a look at the Illinois Democrats who last week publicly opposed the idea of commutation, there is Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot who used the opportunity to slam President Trump again:
“The president is a person who doesn’t respect the rule of law,” said Lightfoot.
Seems a little judgy to me, coming from a mayor who had to take a break from enthusiastically working to frustrate the enforcement of federal immigration law.
There was also current Governor J.B. Pritzker who stated: “The former governor is in prison, where he belongs.”
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