GOP Governor Defends Pardon Of Child Rapist

Matt Bevin
Matt Bevin

Outgoing Kentucky governor Matt Bevin defended pardoning a child rapist and other odious figures.

“A defiant Matt Bevin says he would welcome a federal investigation into the controversial last-minute pardons and commutations he issued before leaving the governor’s office last week, adding he is convinced that some he pardoned of crimes, including brutal murder, rape and child abuse, are innocent.

“This is going to be very cathartic,” Bevin told The Courier Journal, a member of the USA TODAY Network.

“There’s nothing more antiseptic than the truth. And the truth is something that needs to be shined into some corners of the criminal justice system, in this state and in this country.”” [READ MORE]