Leahy REAX To The Arpaio Pardon

Comments Of Senator Patrick Leahy
On President Trump’s Pardon Of Sheriff Arpaio

As President he has the right to pardon almost anyone. It is disheartening that he set the bar so very low for his first pardon. It is a shame to see the pardon power devalued like this. The ex-sheriff is a self-aggrandizing braggart who promoted racist law enforcement practices and cost taxpayers millions, and that is a reason they did not reelect him.

After the racism and hate in Charlottesville, our country needs to come together and heal. But that healing will not come from a president who only exploits divisions and fears.

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