Radio Havana Cuba

A friendly voice around the world

  • Follow Us on

#NoMasBloqueo #SolidaridadVsBloqueo

Democratic Lawmakers Demand Hearing on Trump's Pardon of Joe Arpaio

Washington, September 4 (RHC)-- In the U.S., Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee are demanding a hearing into why President Donald Trump pardoned the notorious racist Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was convicted of contempt of court for defying a court order to stop his deputies from racial profiling. 

All 17 Democratic members of the committee signed a letter to Republican Chair Bob Goodlatte, calling the pardon a "gross injustice" and saying it's "highly problematic for the President to simply dismiss a pending criminal matter."  The letter came as a federal judge refused to throw out Arpaio's conviction for contempt of court -- even though Trump's pardon will keep him out of prison -- ordering Arpaio to appear in court on October 4th. 

Sheriff Joe Arpaio's attorneys had asked U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton to vacate her finding that Arpaio is guilty of a crime. 
celebrate the Eid holiday." 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
Commentaries
MAKE A COMMENT
  • President Raúl Castro Meets with Visiting Counterpart from Serbia
  • RHC's Arts Roundup
  • Protests and Repression Continue in Argentina
  • Cuba Renews Its Solidarity with Venezuela at ALBA-TCP Political Council
  • RHC's Caribbean Outlook Show
  • Cuban Parliament President Esteban Lazo Meets with Serbian President
NUMBER OF HITS/VISITORS

4101864

  • Max: 19729
  • yesterday: 4241
  • today: 1668
  • online: 223
  • total: 4101864