Lindsey Graham backs Trump's move to commute longtime pal Roger Stone's sentence, Internet calls him a 'disgrace'
'In my view, it would be justified if President @realDonaldTrump decided to commute Roger Stone's prison sentence. Mr. Stone is in his 70s and this was a non-violent, first-time offense,' tweeted Graham
With President Trump commuting the prison sentence of Roger Stone, Senator Lindsey "Lady G" Graham's views on the matter were not well taken by social media. Stone was set to spend three years and four months in prison for "crimes related to the Russia investigation" after he was convicted in November 2019 of obstructing a congressional probe into Trump campaign's collusion with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.
“Roger Stone has already suffered greatly. He was treated very unfairly, as were many others in this case. Roger Stone is now a free man!," read a White House statement. The Internet upon reading Graham's tweets that supported President Trump's decision on Roger's 40-month sentence, proceeded to drag the senator calling him a "disgrace to America."
"In my view, it would be justified if President @realDonaldTrump decided to commute Roger Stone's prison sentence. Mr. Stone is in his 70s and this was a non-violent, first-time offense," tweeted Graham as he shared the link to a Fox News article titled 'Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence, days before prison term set to begin.'
"#Inners Lindsey Graham AKA Lady G is a disgrace to his country and the memory of John McCain," wrote one user with another adding, "You should resign. You are a disgrace." The Guardian reported that Stone, who is actually 67 years old, was convicted in 2019 on "obstructing a congressional investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election." He had been sentenced in February and was to report to prison shortly.
People went ahead and started to question what the Senator had meant when had used Stone's age to excuse him of the crimes he had committed. What does this mean for those who don't have the support of the president and are behind bars for actual non-violent crimes?
"So if you're in your 70s, it's OK to break the law? How many other people in their 70s have committed first-time non-violent crimes but are in prison? President should commute their sentences too!," wrote one user with another advocating that people as just belong in prison, "Why is Lindsey Graham even commenting on this? Of what relevance is this to his role as a Senator for South Carolina or any other official roles he holds in Congress? This seems like a way to support the DIRTY WORK of Trump! Roger Stone belongs in prison. #LockHimUp"
"Don't you EVER lecture the American People on LAW AND ORDER again! Stone threatened a witness with murder and threatened to kill the witness's dog. "Non-Violent" - you and Americans find threatening murder in two different categories. YOU are WRONG!," wrote another user.
Others were also concerned about blackmail and motive as to the change in the Senator's political stance. "WHAT'S LINDSEY HIDING? Remember when Lindsey was 100% AGAINST Trump? Remember when he trashed Trump regularly? And remember when he made a bizarre 180 degree turn & became a Trump sycophant overnight? All seems very suspect! #LadyG," asked one user. Another wrote, "Trump has grabbed Lindsey Graham by his pu**y. The more Lady G tweets, the worse I believe the actual blackmail is."