Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Defends Pardons Of Rapists And Killers: “This Is Never An Exact Science”

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports:

In twenty tweets Friday evening, the Republican ex-governor defended his decision to issue pardons that ranged from a man convicted of beheading a woman and stuffing her in a barrel, to a man convicted of hiring a hit man to kill his business partner, to a man convicted of raping a 9-year-old.

On Friday, Senate President Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, with the backing of Senate Republicans, called on the U.S. Attorney’s Office to open an investigation into Bevin’s pardons. Stivers’ statement followed an earlier request from two Democratic lawmakers for AG-elect Daniel Cameron to appoint a special counsel to investigate the pardons.