ANN ARBOR, Michigan, US (sentinel.ht) – During his speech to a millennial crowd in Michigan, Monday, Rev. Jesse Jackson called on President Barack Obama to issue a pardon to Hillary Clinton before he leaves office.
“Hillary Clinton has not been tried, but there are those who want to drag her for the next three years. It will not stop until they find a reason to put her in jail. That would be a travesty,” Jackson said speaking at the University of Michigan, the alma mater of former U.S. President Gerald Ford..
The reverend believes “it would be a monumental moral mistake to pursue the indictment of Hillary Clinton.” He said issuing the pardon could help heal the nation.
Reverend Jackson used the example of former president Ford who pardoned Richard Nixon by issuing a proclamation, which gave Nixon a full and unconditional pardon for any crimes he might have committed against the United States while President.
Earlier in the day Reverend Jackson attended an anti-Trump rally held by students at the University of Michigan where he was speaking. A group on the campus calling itself Alt Right has been posting fliers with the themes such as “Why White Women Shouldn’t Date Black Men” and “Be White”.
Since the November 8 victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election, there has been a tenor of hysteria to characterize the incoming Trump administration as a threat to social justice. The transition has pushed back against the characterizations and the president-elect himself has told those causing racial agitation to “stop it”.