The Roger Stone pardon

You can argue, as many of us did at the time, that liberal outrage over Clinton’s pardon of Rich was a convenient way to criticize the president when the criticism didn’t matter anymore. But at least liberals called the inexcusable inexcusable.

A few on the right—including two GOP senators, Mitt Romney and Pat Toomey—have stepped up. But the majority seem not just willing but thrilled to excuse the inexcusable—admitting nothing, denying everything and launching counterattacks. Indeed, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham said he wants to grill Special Counsel Robert Mueller because Mueller penned an op-ed defending the Stone prosecution.

Congratulations, Roger Stone: You won. It’s your party now.

Jonah Goldberg, Roger Stone’s Real Victory

July 15, 2020

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