FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, July 10, 2020
NEW YORK — After Donald Trump commuted Roger Stone’s sentence today, Stand Up America Founder and President Sean Eldridge released the following statement:
“Roger Stone lied to Congress. He repeatedly and knowingly broke the law to shield Donald Trump. He should be in prison after being convicted for his crimes by a jury of his peers—but in this stunning act of corruption, Trump has given Stone a get out of jail free card.
“The commutation of Stone’s prison sentence is an attack on the rule of law and an escalation of Trump’s unprecedented corruption. It’s especially egregious in light of the systemic racism that plagues our broken criminal justice system, sending the message that white, rich, and well-connected men can escape the consequences of their crimes while far too many Black Americans face wrongful convictions and harsh sentences.
“This blatant abuse of power is exactly why Trump was impeached this year. The only way to end this pattern of corruption is for voters to evict Donald Trump from the White House in November.”
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About Stand Up America
Stand Up America is a progressive advocacy organization with over two million community members across the country. Focused on grassroots advocacy to strengthen our democracy and oppose Trump’s corrupt agenda, Stand Up America has driven over 1.3 million calls to lawmakers and mobilized tens of thousands of protestors across the country.