DeSantis pitches Iowans on a rigged justice system to help conservatives

Posted on AllSides December 5th, 2023
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In a campaign speech to Iowans on Sunday, GOP presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis vowed to pursue clemency for conservatives charged with crimes in regions he deems hostile to Republicans. 

The Florida governor, whose presidential campaign has taken on water in recent months, dangled this red meat to the conservative base in response to a question about "woke" judges.

DeSantis suggested to the crowd in Eldridge, Iowa, that conservatives should receive "clemency" if they’re prosecuted or convicted in jurisdictions perceived as liberal. He added that this should apply in particular to Washington, “because D.C. is...

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