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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Statement on President Trump’s Pardon of Joe Arpaio

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Source: cnn.com

Chicago –(ENEWSPF)—August 28, 2017.  Congresswoman Robin Kelly, member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, released this statement following President Trump’s pardon of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for criminal contempt:

“I am outraged by this “law and order” Presidents flippant disregard for basic rule of law and civil rights.  The decision to pardon Joe Arpaio is more of the same from President Trump.  The President has shown that he is hell bent on putting his political interests before the interests of the American people, and that he has little to no regard for the values enshrined in our Constitution.

In November, the people of Maricopa County rejected Arpaio’s racist and discriminatory so-called justice.  He was tried and convicted of criminal contempt.  President Trump’s decision to pardon Sheriff Arpaio is in itself a pardoning of racial profiling, discrimination and bad policing.

This pardon is part of a troubling pattern of obstructing justice by this Administration, starting with the firing of  FBI Director Comey and recent threats to fire Special Counsel Mueller.

It’s well past time for Congressional Republicans to stop ignoring the President’s disregard for American laws and our Constitution.”

Source: www.robinkelly.house.gov

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