President Trump teased he was about to grant a presidential pardon to someone.
He did not say who, but he said it was for someone “very, very important.”
People began to speculate, thinking it might be Michael Flynn or Edward Snowden.
In the past, he’s pardoned controversial figures, outraging liberals.
President Trump dismissed those rumors to the media. Instead, he officially pardoned an iconic hero:
President Trump announced Tuesday morning he will give a posthumous pardon to Susan B. Anthony, one of history’s biggest figures in the women’s suffrage movement.
The announcement came 100 years to the day after the 1920 ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Anthony, a strong anti-slavery pioneer who died in 1906, had been arrested in 1872 for violating laws that had permitted only men to vote in the presidential election.
Defying media speculation, Donald Trump pardoned Susan B. Anthony, the famed suffragette leader of the 20 century.
Recently, President Trump has pardoned figures like Rodand Roger Stone, men the media strung up as heartless criminals.
He chose the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.
Anthony had been arrested in 1972 for violating voting laws that permitted men only to vote.
She was indicted for “voting illegally” and sentenced to a $100 fine.
At the time, President Grant pardoned the male election inspectors, but not Anthony.
When Trump announced the pardon, he asked, “What took so long?” Presidents from both parties have praised women like Anthony for fighting for women’s right to vote.
Yet none of them bothered to take the step and officially pardon her.
While this move is largely symbolic, it shows Trump’s continued support for women, both in America’s history and today.
As some on the left are trying to dismantle and erase our history, Trump is honoring it.
Democrats have often slandered Trump for being a “sexist.” Yet they ignore the fact that more than half of his own White House staff are women.
Already, liberal critics have dismissed Trump’s pardon. Some have called on him to rescind it immediately.
It is unlikely that he will respond to their demands.
- President Trump promised to pardon an important person this week.
- After speculation, he announced he was pardoning Susan B. Anthony.
- The suffragette was arrested in 1878 for voting in a presidential election.
Source: Fox News