Obama loves to claim historic firsts, even when they don’t make sense or are horrible ideas. When it comes to commuting prison sentences, he leads the pack for sure.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Obama reduces 102 federal prisoners’ sentences
President Obama commuted the sentences of 102 federal prisoners Thursday, extending his lead over his predecessors for the most commutations.
Obama has now commuted the sentences of 774 prisoners compared with 61 and 60 for Presidents Clinton and Nixon, who respectively are second and third in the commutations category.
“The vast majority of today’s grants were for individuals serving unduly harsh sentences for drug-related crimes under outdated sentencing laws,” Obama administration counsel Neil Eggleston wrote on the White House blog Thursday.
Obama has commuted more sentences than the previous 11 presidents combined, Eggleston noted.
Democrats constantly say we need criminal justice reform.
Why didn’t they do it when they controlled the House and Senate when Obama took office?