GOP Rep. Asks New York Gov. To Pardon Trump

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) is demanding a pardon for former President Donald Trump after he was convicted of falsification of business records in New York late last month.

In a letter to Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, Tenney called for a pardon for Trump, saying that the case against him “undermines the impartiality and credibility of our once venerable justice system and cannot be allowed to stand.”

“As a member in good standing of the New York Bar Association, I urge you to pardon President Trump and restore trust in our legal system. As every American knows, the justice system is designed to be impartial and blind. Individuals who commit crimes should be prosecuted. However, under Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s failed leadership, the Manhattan DA has not investigated crimes, but rather targeted individuals in search of crimes. This is not how the legal system is designed to work,” Tenney wrote, per Fox News.

“Millions of Americans, even those who don’t support President Trump, would agree with my assessment of this case and fully support the pardoning of President Trump. This case fully undermines our system of justice and is nothing more than a partisan political prosecution. Even my Democratic colleague from Minnesota, Congressman Dean Phillips, has called on you to pardon President Trump. Pardoning President Trump is not a partisan issue, it’s an American issue that is necessary to preserve the integrity of our legal system,” she added.

Pointing out that her father was one of the longest serving justices of the New York State Supreme Court who “served honorably for 35 years and people across New York witnessed firsthand what true and blind justice looks like,” Tenney added, “It is your solemn duty to protect the Constitutional rights of all defendants before our courts. I now call on you as Governor of the State of New York to restore the integrity of our criminal justice system by pardoning former President Donald J. Trump and removing Alvin Bragg as District Attorney of New York County.”

Like Tenney said, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), who was vying for the Democratic Party’s presidential primary ticket, said in a post on X right after Trump’s conviction that Hochul should grant Trump a pardon.

While he blasted Trump as 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,” he argued that a pardon would be “for the good of the country.”