Fox News host Pete Hegseth celebrated President Donald Trump’s pardoning this week of four Blackwater military contractors who were convicted for their roles in the 2007 Nisour Square massacre, in which 17 Iraqi civilians were killed.
The Fox & Friends Weekend host has lobbied the president for years to intervene in the cases of U.S. soldiers accused or convicted of war crimes.
“God bless the president for having the courage, which a lot of other presidents wouldn’t do, to pardon those men.”
The Blackwater guards that Trump pardoned were convicted of opening fire on and killing Iraqi civilians, including children, in the 2007 Nisour Square Massacre in Baghdad.
Today, Fox News’ Pete Hegseth: “God bless the president for having the courage … to pardon those men.” pic.twitter.com/KWQcua7J3r
— The Recount (@therecount) December 23, 2020