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President Trump late Saturday lashed out at a pair of Republican senators after they criticized his decision to commute the prison sentence of longtime confidant and former campaign adviser Roger Stone.
In a tweet, Trump accused Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) of being “RINOS,” a pejorative meaning “Republican in name only.”
The article goes on to state the following:
“Do RINO’S Pat Toomey & Mitt Romney have any problem with the fact that we caught Obama, Biden, & Company illegally spying on my campaign?” Trump asked in a tweet, claiming that an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election included “lying and leaking all the way.”
Do RINO’S Pat Toomey & Mitt Romney have any problem with the fact that we caught Obama, Biden, & Company illegally spying on my campaign? Do they care if Comey, McCabe, Page & her lover, Peter S, the whole group, ran rampant, wild & unchecked – lying & leaking all the way? NO!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2020
Romney and Toomey are the only Republican senators to criticize the move so far.
“An American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president,” Romney said.
Toomey called the move a “mistake” and noted AG Willam Barr referred to Stone’s sentence as “fair.”
“The president clearly has the legal and constitutional authority to grant clemency for federal crimes,” Toomey said. “However, this authority should be used judiciously and very rarely by any president.”
Trump lashes out at Toomey, Romney after Roger Stone clemency criticism https://t.co/pegM4kUJrG
— MSN (@MSN) July 12, 2020
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