Democratic Rep. Phillips Calls For Trump To Be Pardoned

Daily Report June 02,2024

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) has publicly called on Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) to pardon former President Donald Trump after he was found guilty of falsifying business records.

Phillips, who falsely accused the former president of being a cheater and philanderer, says pardoning him will be for the good of the nation.

“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,” Phillips wrote in a post on X.

Phillips ran a short presidential bid against President Joe Biden in the primaries but suspended his campaign in March following major losses on Super Tuesday.

“‘It’s energizing his base, generating record sums of campaign cash, and will likely result in an electoral boost,” Phillips added in a follow-up post.

The Minnesota lawmkaer’s remarks about Trump generating record sums of campaign cash come after the Trump campaign announced Friday evening that it had raised nearly $53 million.

In an interview with Fox News on Friday, Trump’s son, Eric Trump, said the campaign had raised nearly $53 million in 24 hours.

“And as of a couple of minutes ago, we just announced $52.8 million in 24 hours, and we’re probably another five, six million dollars above that, based on the fact that that was exactly 24 hours from the indictment time, which was about 5:30 [p.m.],” Eric Trump said.

According to Daily Caller, Phillips is not the only one calling on Hochul to pardon Trump. Rep. Nick LaLota (R-NY) also calls on the governor to pardon the former president.

“The best way to unwind Alvin Bragg’s political prosecution and today’s conviction is for Governor Hochul to immediately announce her intention to pardon President Trump and pre-emptively commute any sentence,” LaLota wrote in a post on X. “President Trump’s fate, and the 2024 presidential election, should be decided by voters, not overzealous politically motivated prosecutors, and an imbalanced jury.”

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