As your constituent, a concerned citizen, and the daughter of a WWII vet who fought against fascism, I am angered by Trump's blatant abuse of the Presidential veto and pardons. Who will Trump pardon next? His own children? Himself?
Congress MUST finally stand up to an out of control autocrat and immediately pass legislation to (1) require transparency around pardons that may benefit the president or undermine Congress, (2) make pardons and commutations subject to federal anti-bribery laws, and (3) explicitly forbid presidents from pardoning themselves.
Any lesser actions by Congress at this pivotal moment in our nation's history is simply unacceptable and will be construed by We the People as tacit acceptance of Trump's unconstitutional and gross abuse of power.