Connect with us

Black Listed

Melissa Harris-Perry to Obama: Pardon People, Not Just Turkeys

Melissa Harris-Perry
MSNBC

On Saturday’s "Melissa Harris-Perry Show," the MSNBC host read an open letter to the turkey pardoned by President Barack Obama just before Thanksgiving, urging Cobbler  — and by extension, Obama — to take an interest in the people seeking pardons, not just the fowl.

Obama has pardoned just 2 percent of applicants during his first term — 1 in 47 of those who applied, making his the lowest pardon rate of any of the past five presidents.

By contrast, Ronald Reagan pardoned nearly 1 in 3 applicants, and no president, except George W. Bush, has had as low a pardon rate as the current president.

Harris-Perry walked viewers though some of the more egregious cases of those seeking pardons who have thus far been denied, and asked for a little holiday spirit from the White House.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Barack Obama Gets California Highway Named in His Honor Barack Obama Gets California Highway Named in His Honor

Barack Obama Lands Spot on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs Chart

Entertainment

President Obama Shares His Favorite Books, Movies of 2018 President Obama Shares His Favorite Books, Movies of 2018

President Obama Shares His Favorite Books, Movies of 2018

News

Barack Obama Gets California Highway Named in His Honor Barack Obama Gets California Highway Named in His Honor

Barack Obama Gets California Highway Named in His Honor

News

Obama Visits Kids at Children Hospital, Surprises Them With Toys Obama Visits Kids at Children Hospital, Surprises Them With Toys

Obama Visits Kids at Children’s Hospital, Surprises Them With Toys

News

Advertisement
Connect
Newsletter Signup