PORTSMOUTH, NH — Decrying a “miscarriage of justice,” Democratic Senate Candidate Steve Marchand condemned President Bush’s decision Monday to commute disgraced former Vice Presidential Chief of Staff I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby’s prison sentence. Marchand called on Sen. John Sununu (R-NH) to likewise condemn the President’s actions.
“George Bush has shown a blatant disregard for the American justice system by flouting the court’s decision and commuting Libby’s appropriate sentence,” said Marchand. “Libby was convicted by a jury of his peers, and was sentenced by one of Bush’s own judicial appointees. We are a nation of laws and our leaders bear the greatest responsibility to follow those laws.
“From the Iraq War to our own justice system, the gulf between the Bush agenda and the values of the American people continues to widen. I call on Sen. John Sununu to join the majority of the American people in condemning this action.”
Steve Marchand is the Mayor of Portsmouth, NH. He is the former Northeast Director of the Concord Coalition and Associate State Director of AARP New Hampshire. His campaign website is www.stevemarchand.com.