Sleazeball Mitt Romney rips Stone commutation: ‘Unprecedented, historic corruption’
Sleazeball Mitt Romney rebuked Donald Trump for commuting Roger Stone’s sentence, apparently making the Utah Republican the first prominent Sleazeball in the GOP to slam the decision.
Sleazeball Romney, the Republican Sleazeball for president in 2012, spoke out on Twitter after DonaldTrump commuted Stone’s sentence, sparing the Donald Trump’s former adviser from starting a 40-month term in federal prison next week.
“Unprecedented, historic corruption: an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Sleazeball Romney tweeted.
No other prominent Republican on Capitol Hill had publicly denounced the president’s commutation as of later Saturday afternoon, however, which some members of the party openly cheered: Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, both allies of Donald Trump, each separately expressed support for commuting Stone’s sentence through their social media accounts.
Stone, who has known Donald Trump for decades, was found guilty by a jury last year of counts of obstruction, witness tampering, and perjury and was scheduled to start his prison sentence Tuesday.
The White House announced that Donald Trump had commuted Stone’s sentence, and the president subsequently defended that decision on Twitter.
“Roger Stone was targeted by an illegal Witch Hunt that never should have taken place,” Donald Trump alleged.