Congressional Republicans Celebrate Trump’s Decision To Pardon Flynn: ‘Justice Has Been Served’

Reactions are pouring in after President Donald Trump announced he had granted a pardon to former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

On Wednesday afternoon, Congressional Republicans took to Twitter to praise the decision and accuse officials at the FBI of targeting Flynn in 2017.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) wrote, “What happened to @GenFlynn was a national disgrace. No American should ever be targeted for simply belonging to a certain political party.”

“President @realDonaldTrump is right to pardon the respected three-star general,” he added.

Check out some of the reactions below:

Trump announced in a tweet that he had granted Flynn a “full pardon,” as IJR reported.

“Congratulations to [Michael Flynn] and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!” he said in a tweet.

Flynn pleaded guilty twice to lying to the FBI, however, earlier this year he sought to withdraw his guilty plea. Additionally, in May, the Department of Justice filed a motion to drop its prosecution of Flynn.

Top Congressional Democrats quickly released statements denouncing the move. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said, “Donald Trump has repeatedly abused the pardon power to reward friends and protect those who covered up for him. This time he pardons Michael Flynn, who lied to hide his dealings with the Russians.”

“It’s no surprise that Trump would go out as he came in – Crooked to the end,” he added.

And House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) the pardon is “undeserved, unprincipled, and one more stain on President Trump’s rapidly diminishing legacy.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed, “Flynn’s actions constituted a serious and dangerous breach of our national security.  He must be held accountable.  Yet Trump and his team continue to put the president over country, as they politicize justice to shield Flynn and Trump from the law.”

“Sadly, this pardon is further proof that Trump plans to use his final days in office to undermine the rule of law in the wake of his failed presidency,” she added.

Responses

  1. Regina is confused and you just used projection (pretty poorly, I might add, too).

    If you think that the American Fascist Party is not corrupted, you are very mistaken. While the Democratic Party also has its own serious problems, they can’t quite hold a candle to the American Fascist Party. Not yet, anyway.

  2. Gen. Confusion:
    You’re right. People in power like Obama, Biden, Hillary, Holder, Lynch, Lerner, McCabe, Comey, etc.

  3. Phyllis: this is why I highlight corruption here all of the time. The US is one of THE most corrupt countries in the world, and this backs up that claim. People with power get away with things that you and I would end up in jail over. Sad, really, unless you benefit from it.

  4. Has anyone from the media asked them if they plan to make lying to the FBI NOT a crime? Or do they consider it just acceptable for Mike Flynn and Roger Stone? Inquiring minds want to know in the event the FBI knocks on our door.

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