Father Pardoned by Youngkin Slams DOJ for Being 'Politicized and Weaponized'


The father who was pardoned by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) after he was arrested at a school board meeting criticized the Department of Justice as being “politicized and weaponized.”

Scott Smith, who was arrested in 2021 after demanding answers regarding his daughter’s sexual assault, said during an interview on Fox News’ “America Reports” that he believed his case was not being treated fairly by prosecutors, adding that he had refused an offer to be pardoned from Youngkin a month ago.

Smith was charged with obstruction of justice and disorderly conduct.

“I really wanted to win this straight up on my own merit in court,” Smith explained. “But, unfortunately, as things have played out…our justice system across this land is unfortunately politicized and weaponized to the hill.”

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Smith added he believes he might’ve won his case if he had “the right judge” and added that “with a jury, it would’ve been a hung jury at best.”

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“What everybody didn’t really understand is, you know, I wasn’t really fighting to clear my name from a disorderly conduct charge,” Smith explained. “I’m a country boy, I’m disorderly sometimes. What this was all about was my free speech, you know that should not have happened that day.”

Smith explained he was not addressing school board members but had been speaking to a “radical parent.”

“I tried to explain to this lady what was going on, she looked at me dead in the face and said, ‘that’s not true, that’s not what happened. You’re lying.'” After the police intervened, telling them to “be kind to one another,” the lady allegedly claimed she would “ruin” him on social media. Smith then called her an “expletive” and in the next moment, he had hands on him.

Smith’s daughter, who was a student of Stone Bridge High School, was raped in the bathroom by a male student wearing a skirt who had been allowed to use the girls’ restroom.

The school claimed it had no knowledge of the incident. The boy who had raped Smith’s daughter had been charged with sexually assaulting another girl months earlier.

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