According to Andrew McCarthy, our lawless president plans to go around Congress and rewrite the drug laws by using his pardon power to grant clemency to a whole category of drug offenders, all because he disagrees with the law:
It’a a massive abuse of [the pardon power]. Look, he’s got a lot of raw power. The president has enormous power and the pardon power is there for good reason. If, in individual cases, injustice has been done; if there are mitigating circumstances in a case that warrant correction, that’s why the president has the power.
But he’s not talking about individual cases here. He’s talking about a category of federal law that he philosophically disagrees with. So he’s essentially going to rewrite Congress’ laws by springing everyone. This is not about individual justice in cases and mitigating mistakes or hardships, this is about rewriting federal law.
While McCarthy doesn’t agree that there is a racial aspect in our laws that create this disparity where blacks and punished more than whites, he does believe that one can make a good argument why our drug laws need more work by Congress to lessen this disparity. But despite this, he says the president doesn’t have the power to effectively change laws by decree.
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