This was a very weird headline to write.
Like, I feel as though I shouldn’t have had to write it ever in my life. Especially on a conservative, Republican news and opinion site.
Rod Blagojevich is a corrupt man who received a pardon from President Donald Trump. He was pardoned after spending years in prison for trying to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat to the highest bidder. He was incredibly unpopular in his state, clearly corrupt as all hell, and yet, for reasons that escape me, he is being defended by vocal Trump supporters on Fox News.
Blagojevich’s wife goes on one of Trump’s favorite shows to describe how hard his imprisonment has been on their kids. Judge Jeanine says Blago was popular and just doing “politics” when he tried to sell a Senate seat for personal gain. Audience of ONE https://t.co/13Nz0uskSs
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) June 3, 2018
Can we… can we not do this, you guys? Can we accept that Trump did this, for better or worse, and just move on? We don’t have to defend this by re-writing history. Here’s Townhall’s Guy Benson on why Blagojevich is unworthy of defense:
1) Schemed to sell a US Senate seat
2) Shook down a children’s hospital for money
3) Sought to get critical journalists fired from their jobs
4) Left office with approval numbers in the single digits to low teens https://t.co/LcBz0JtHRO
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 4, 2018
I don’t understand why we feel the need to knee-jerk defend a guy like him. He’s scum. He got pardoned, but that doesn’t make him less scummy.
Just because the Left and media would be critical of the pardon doesn’t mean we have to defend it. It’s not the best look on the conservative movement, and we should know and do better. So… do better.