Linda Sánchez Statement on Trump Pardon of Convicted Bush Administration Official

April 13, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (D-Whittier), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, today released the following statement after President Donald Trump issued a full pardon for Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the former Bush administration official convicted of perjury, lying to the FBI, and obstruction of justice:

“Donald Trump continues to demonstrate his complete disregard for the rule of law in our country. Even former President George W. Bush would not issue a pardon for Scooter Libby. This pardon sends a very dangerous message to all of President Trump’s associates that he will reward them if they protect the president by obstructing justice and the independent Special Counsel’s investigation.

“Despite what Donald Trump may believe, no one is above the law, not even him.”