See below for some reactions by Virginia elected officials to Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence. Note that Virginia Republicans are largely silent, as Trump assaults the rule of law in this country. As for Democrats, they correctly call out Trump for his “contempt” for the rule of law, for his “rampant criminality,” for “abusing his power” and for being “openly corrupt.” Are Virginia Republicans cool with all this? Proud of it? What, exactly? Cat got their tongues?
The United States was founded on the rule of law.
It seems our president has nothing but contempt for it. https://t.co/QlNNTgFoRQ
— Mark Warner (@MarkWarner) July 11, 2020
The “Law and Order” president. https://t.co/IZQ4D2CT6O
— Tim Kaine (@timkaine) July 11, 2020
Attorney General Barr has aided and abetted this rampant criminality for long enough.
He has allowed for the denigration of the rule of law and perverted the course of American justice at every turn.
Time to impeach him.
— Rep. Gerry Connolly (@GerryConnolly) July 11, 2020
So much for LAW & ORDER! https://t.co/yV7NpxJadh
— Jennifer Wexton (@JenniferWexton) July 11, 2020