Former US official: Trump wanted to swap Puerto Rico for Greenland
Aug 21 2020
U.S. Attorney Kennedy stated, "On behalf of the citizens of Western New York, I commend and thank President Trump for his decision to pardon, Susan B. Anthony, our courageous native sister who, from our little corner of this great Nation, launched the Suffrage movement and spent her adult-life fighting tirelessly for abolition, educational reforms, and women's rights".
Anthony, a strong anti-slavery pioneer who died in 1906, had been arrested in 1872 for violating laws that had permitted only men to vote in the presidential election. Before her trial began, reports CNN's Scottie Andrew, she traveled to 29 towns, promoting women's suffrage in impassioned speeches that questioned whether it was a crime for US citizens to vote.
"Like many movements, the stories are complicated and I think it's important, as we have an opportunity to reflect and to celebrate, that we also are honest about how we didn't meet all of our aspirations", said Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, a Democrat born and raised in Puerto Rico who has helped to organize her state's suffrage commemoration efforts. "Let her rest in peace". In the midst of a deadly pandemic when it's simply not safe to be in close proximity with other people indoors for extended periods of time, Trump has been hard at work undermining the US Postal Service - the agency that will be in charge of ferrying millions of absentee and mail-in ballots to the vote counters. But he quickly pivoted to the upcoming election and the issue of voting by mail.
"Win, lose or draw, we have to get it right", Trump said of the November vote count, leveling a fresh offensive against mail-in voting. She was fined $100, a fine which she promised to never pay.
You could nearly see the Leftmedia newsroom editors' shoulders slump, disappointment distorting their faces, as they assigned their B-team reporters to give perfunctory coverage.
President Donald Trump has already declared the 2020 election the "most rigged" in American history. It wasn't until August 18, 1920, that the 19th Amendment was ratified.
A New York Times article detailing the pardon also suggested the pardon was Trump's attempt to "appeal to female voters" and that Anthony was an "increasingly divisive figure, adopted by anti-abortion forces and criticized for relegating Black suffragists to the sidelines". Some contemporary officials believe she wouldn't have wanted a pardon. In 2018, voters showed up by the dozens to put their "I Voted" stickers on her headstone.
"Enforcement and expansion of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would be celebrated, we must assure that states respect the 14th, 15th, and 19th Amendments to the United States Constitution", Hughes said. Gordon argued asking for a pardon is an admission of guilt, something Anthony would not have done.
However, an excerpt in The New York Times report on the pardon raised eyebrows.
"I have many things to say; for in your ordered verdict of guilty, you have trampled under foot every vital principle of our government".