Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bush again fails to pardon Ramos, Compean

Members of Congress chastised President Bush for not including pardons for former U.S. Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean among the 29 pardons that the President issued this week.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and presidential candidate, noted the list of those receiving pardons included carjackers, drug dealers, a moonshiner, and others, but 'two names were conspicuously missing. The president has missed yet another opportunity to correct this miscarriage of justice. Agents Ramos and Compean deserve to be pardoned and returned to their families for Christmas,' Hunter said.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, said Bush's 'heartless ignoring of the fundamental miscarriage of justice in the case of agents Ramos and Compean ... is a snub to the families and a slap in the face to millions of Americans who have pleaded with the president to show some mercy. Instead, he turns around and shows mercy to drug dealers and other criminals and leaves Ramos and Compean to suffer in solitary confinement,' he said.

Rep. Bill Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on international organizations, human rights and oversight, has introduced a bipartisan resolution calling on Bush to immediately commute the sentences. 'President Bush can correct a gross miscarriage of justice with the stroke of a pen, and this resolution will put Congress on record demanding that he do just that,' he said.

1 comment:

  1. I am outraged that the President can forgive everyone but these two gentlemen who were defending our country and convicted on the sole evidence a a known illegal drug smuggler. I am against legilizing all illegals whether they are from Mexico or not I mean all illegals period. If you want to come to our country get a VISA like everyone else.


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