President Barack Obama only has 30 days left in office – and he’s making the most of his remaining days by unleashing an “unprecedented” pardon spree.
Critics note that a lame duck president has traditionally waited until the last days of his term to unleash pardons.
For example, former President Bill Clinton infamously issued a third of his pardons for cronies and corrupt political allies just hours before his term ended.
Obama is bucking tradition – and it’s a record-setting pace.
“President Barack Obama has pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentence of 153 others convicted of federal crimes, the greatest number of individual clemencies in a single day by any president, the White House said Monday,” Newsmax reported Monday.
In fact, Obama has ALREADY pardoned more criminals than the last 11 presidents combined… and the White House is smug about it!
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) December 19, 2016
It leaves one to wonder – if Obama is already crowing about his historic pardon spree with a month left in his term, what will it look like when things really ramp up at the end?
— The Horn editorial team