June 16, 2024

New York Republican joins chorus of lawmakers urging NY Gov. Kathy Hochul to pardon Trump

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) sent a letter to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) asking her to issue a pardon for former President Donald Trump of his felony convictions for falsifying business records.

Tenney is the latest politician to come forward demanding that Hochul pardon Trump to restore American's trust in the justice system as more details have come out cementing allegations of political bias against the former president. 

In fact, a pardon may not even be necessary, as a mistrial could be declared after it was discovered that a juror may have leaked the verdict before it was officially announced.

Regardless, Americans are angry with the obvious kangeroo court that went on for months in New York, and Hochul is the only one who can pardon Trump.

Democrats also have an interest in pardoning Trump, as he has only been boosted by the conviction, and many swing state liberals fear that the conviction could yield voter anger that will cost them their seats.

Rigged Trial

In her letter, Tenney explained, "Our justice system was founded on the principle of blind justice, yet in an attempt to silence President Trump, this core value was denied to him. As a member of the New York Bar Association and the daughter of a New York State Supreme Court Justice, I am appalled by this abuse of power and the politicized, two-tiered system of justice Governor Kathy Hochul and DA Alvin Bragg have created."

The indictment of Trump for "falsified" business records was a sham case from the beginning, as it was such a far-fetched case that even federal prosecutors weren't willing to touch it.

But that didn't stop Bragg from concocting charges that only survived because of a biased judge and a jury that was pulled from one of the most liberal cities in the nation.

Tenney continued in her letter saying, "This verdict was an insult to our country, and it is evident that it had nothing to do with facts but was an attempt to hinder President Trump's ability to campaign freely. I demand Governor Hochul immediately pardon President Donald Trump and restore the integrity and faith of our legal system."

While many Democrats may not agree with these points on partisan grounds, some are seeing the damage that this conviction has done to their own electoral prospects and public perception.

Democrats In Danger

Trump's conviction led to the largest surge ever in fundraising for his presidential campaign. Furthermore, many of those donations came from first-time contributors, something which has set off alarm bells with Democrats.

If anything, Trump has become stronger post-conviction and voters are energized by what many see as a clearly political hitjob more often seen in third-world countries, not in the United States.

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) took to X to say, "Donald Trump is a serial liar, cheater, and philanderer, a six-time declarer of corporate bankruptcy, an instigator of insurrection, and a convicted felon who thrives on portraying himself as a victim. @GovKathyHochul should pardon him for the good of the country."

While Phillips is talking about the good of the country, he probably really means the good of the vulnerable swing state Democrats who could be swept away by angry voters motivated to punish Democrats for their corruption of the justice system.

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