New York Lt. Gov. Whines about President Trump’s Posthumous Pardon of Susan B. Anthony
After President Donald Trump’s announced he would be issuing a gracious posthumous pardon of women’s suffrage pioneer Susan B. Anthony, New York Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul became triggered by Trump’s move to honor an American hero.
“I was deeply troubled to learn that Trump went ahead and treated her like a criminal,” Hochul said. “Susan B. Anthony was guilty of nothing.”
Hochul is apparently missing the point that Trump’s pardon indicates that Anthony was guilty of nothing and corrected the record that previously said she was guilty of a crime. Hochul did not let logic and common sense get in the way of her cheap partisan attempt to score points with her base of rabid Trump haters.
As highest ranking woman elected official in New York and on behalf of Susan B. Anthony’s legacy we demand Trump rescind his pardon.
She was proud of her arrest to draw attention to the cause for women’s rights, and never paid her fine. Let her Rest In Peace, @realDonaldTrump.
— Kathy Hochul (@LtGovHochulNY) August 18, 2020
She even gave a speech in front of the Susan B. Anthony House in order to grandstand.
— Rebecca Fath (@rebeccareports) August 18, 2020
“Later today, I will be signing a full and complete pardon for Susan B. Anthony. She was never pardoned. Did you know that? She was never pardoned,” the president said on Tuesday, adding that the move is “fantastic.”
Anthony was once convicted of voting illegally in the 1872 presidential election, years before the 19th Amendment was enacted to put universal suffrage into place. He is issuing this pardon on the 100 year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
“She was guilty for voting. And we are going to be signing a full and complete pardon,” Trump said.
Anthony committed civil disobedience nearly 150 years ago that would go on to change the trajectory of the country. She was charged along with 14 other women for illegal voting in New York. She demanded no special treatment – true equality, rather than the special treatment demanded by third-wave feminists – as she was brought in by authorities.
Before her trial, Anthony was busy politicking for her cause. She traveled to 29 cities across the state to deliver her iconic speech: “Is it a crime for a US citizen to vote?”
“It was we the people, not we the white, male citizens, nor yet we male citizens, but we the whole people, who formed this Union,” she said in her speech.
She was eventually convicted of illegal voting, and fined $100, which she said was the “greatest judicial outrage history has ever recorded.” Anthony told the judge she would “never pay a dollar,” and there are no records of her ever paying the unjust fine.
“Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God,” Anthony said. Trump has made it clear that Anthony was no criminal for disobeying unjust government policy.
JUST IN: Pres. Trump says he will pardon Susan B. Anthony, a leader in the women’s suffrage movement, who was arrested for voting in 1872 in violation of laws permitting only men to vote. https://t.co/kWbqhQmfhn pic.twitter.com/XQPF3msgV4
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 18, 2020
President Trump has also made electoral integrity one of his primary focuses during his re-election campaign, as Democrats push to expand the mail-in voting system that opens the door for a plethora of fraud.
“We have to have honest voting,” Trump said during today’s press conference. “That’s what this is all about here. We have to have honest voting.”
Today, Susan B. Anthony shines down from heaven and smiles upon the president as he protects the vote for millions of women nationwide.