Huckabee: Trump Should Be Re-Elected Because He Pardoned War Criminals
Fox contributor Mike Huckabee argued that Trump should be re-elected specifically for pardoning war crimes in an appearance on Fox & Friends:
“One of the things that I hope that people will recognize, and one of the many reasons we need to reelect the president, he has the guts to do what’s right, even if it’s not popular, even when he doesn’t know the outcome,” he said.
Huckabee continued: “Whether it’s using his political capital to campaign for people, and he doesn’t know whether they’re going to win or not, that takes guts. But this president has exercised the power of executive clemency in many cases. Not because it was going to win him votes or favor, but because he took an honest look at it and he made a decision he believed was right. There are very few chief executives at the state--or the national level--who have been willing to do that.”
“Some have done it because they bail their donors out. This is a president who says to people who put on our uniform, put their lives on the line, ‘I’m not going to let you rot in prison because of some political pressure.’ Thank God for this president who’s willing to look at a case and not care what the political consequences are, but say, ‘This is the right thing to do.’”