Earlier this week, President Trump issued another round of pardons.
Among those pardons were four Blackwater guards that had been convicted of killing 14 Iraqi civilians.
The men defended their actions as self-defense after opening fire in a crowded traffic circle, saying they only opened fire after they took fire from Iraqi insurgents.
One of the men pardoned by Trump, Nicholas Slatten, was supposed to spend the rest of his life in prison without the opportunity for parole.
According to trial documents, Slatten was the first to fire his weapon and he did so without provocation.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) went ballistic over the pardons, calling it a ‘disgrace’…
In 2007, four Blackwater contractors opened fire in a crowded intersection in Baghdad, murdering 14 Iraqi civilians. This week, Donald Trump granted them unconditional pardons. This is a disgrace to our country and to the rule of law. https://t.co/fHilekSA8Z
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 26, 2020
She, of course, was not alone, with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joining in on the Trump-bashing…
Lie to cover up for the president? You get a pardon.
Corrupt politician who endorsed Trump? You get a pardon.
Murder innocent civilians? You get a pardon.
Elect a corrupt man as president?
You get a corrupt result.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 23, 2020
Those making the case for the pardons believe the case itself was tainted and the sentences were excessive.
You can read more about this report on Fox News.
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