Time Magazine reports:
On Saturday morning, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney became the first Congressional Republican so far to speak out against President Donald Trump’s Friday night decision to commute the sentence of his longtime associate Roger Stone.
Stone had been sentenced to 40 months in prison for multiple felonies including lying to Congress and attempting to obstruct the Congressional investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.
The President’s announcement that he would commute Stone’s sentence came just a few days before the Republican political operative was set to enter prison.
Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 11, 2020
And so what do you plan to do other than tweet? Seriously.
— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy_Siskind) July 11, 2020
Convince your colleagues to do something! Our Constitution is burning.
— A Worried Citizen (@ThePubliusUSA) July 11, 2020