Rohrabacher asks Bush to commute the sentences of two border patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler at the border

The OC Register has revealed that a few of our local US Representatives have stepped up to ask President Bush to intervene regarding the ridiculous jailing of two border patrol agents who shot a drug runner, only to be arrested themselves for shooting him in the back.

Here is an excerpt from the article, “In the letter sent to Bush, Rohrabacher and his colleagues implore him “to become personally involved in this case, and bring a holiday miracle to these agents and their families.” Orange County Reps. Ken Calvert, R-Corona, Gary Miller, R-Diamond Bar, and Ed Royce, R-Fullerton, also signed the letter.”

Why hasn’t Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez jumped to their defense as well? According to the Register, Her fellow Democrat, “US Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent a letter to Specter asking for a hearing. In it she said after reviewing the case she believed “there may have been a serious miscarriage of justice.” She said “it appears the facts do not add up or justify the length of the sentence for these agents.” Well said Senator Feinstein!

Rohrabacher’s letter was a powerful one. My favorite part is where he said the U.S. Attorney “wrongly focused on the minor mistakes of the officers instead of on the illegal drug trafficker. When American citizens see an illegal alien narcotics trafficker being given immunity and free health care while the officers who risked their lives to stop him are going to prison, they must believe we in Washington either do not care about the uncontrolled flow of criminals or illegals or they just think we have lost our minds.”

Imagine that? Rohrabacher said that more than a million dollars in illegal drugs were stopped from being sold to our children. Our nation rewarded these officers with felony charges! What a joke!

If Bush doesn’t move to pardon these officers, the Republican Party deserves to lose the White House in 2008.


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