Paul Ryan’s office said he did not agree with the Arpaio pardon.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 27, 2017
More from CBS News:
House Speaker Paul Ryan “does not agree with” President Trump’s decision to pardon controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Ryan spokesman Doug Andres said Saturday.
“Law enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States,” Andres said in a statement. “We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.”
McCain was another Republican congressman who registered his disfavor:
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) August 26, 2017
Whatever you might think about the pardon, it’s important for Congress to weigh in and show that they’re not just gonna rubber stamp everything the president does…