Thursday was Barack Hussein Obama’s last full day in office, and he decided to go out with a bang by doing something truly despicable.
Daily Mail reported that Obama commuted the sentences of 330 federal inmates convicted of drug crimes on Thursday, bring the total of commutations during his presidency to a staggering 1,715, far more than any other president in U.S. history. Throughout his time in office, Obama freed 568 convicts who were serving life sentences.
“He wanted to do it. He wanted the opportunity to look at as many as he could to provide relief,” said Neil Eggleston, Obama’s White House counsel. “He saw the injustice of the sentences that were imposed in many situations, and he has a strong view that people deserve as second chance.”
Obama repeatedly asked Congress to pass a broader criminal justice fix, but they never ended up doing it.
Most of Obama’s staffers were moved out of the White House by Thursday, as they all had to be out by last night so that Donald Trump’s staffers could move in. The few remaining staffers that were still at the White House yesterday were rushing to pack their belongings as photos of Obama were removed from the West Wing.
Obama’s final move in office perfectly sums up his presidency, as he has always put the wellbeing of thugs ahead of that of real Americans. SHARE this story if you are GLAD Obama is leaving office!