***Press Statement*** Rohrabacher Reacts To Omission of Border Agents from President's Pardon List
Washington, Nov 24, 2008 -
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has issued the following statement on today’s presidential pardons and commutations announcement. The list does not include Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean currently serving over a decade in prison for shooting and wounding an illegal alien drug smuggler:
“President Bush still has time to do the right thing and commute wrongly imprisoned Border Agents Ramos and Compean. If he doesn’t, while at the same time pardoning blatant criminals, then he will be remembered for the personal persecution and values that decision reflects.
“The fact that the President has neglected to free these men from their imprisonment while freeing drug dealers, embezzlers and other criminals is insulting to the American people who have been begging and pleading for the President to release the agents whose prosecution was unjust from the beginning. For the sake of justice, let’s hope this is not the last round of pardons and commutations.”