Ungrateful Liberals Say No Thanks To President Trump’s Pardon Of Susan B. Anthony

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(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- On Tuesday, President Donald Trump issued a posthumous pardon for Susan B. Anthony.
Anthony, an activist who played a crucial role in the women’s suffrage movement, was arrested in 1872 for voting illegally as a woman. Trump’s action on Tuesday was done on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote.
But news of the presidential pardon wasn’t warmly accepted by all. The Susan B. Anthony Museum and House outright rejected Trump’s pardon on her behalf. They tweeted:
“On news of a presidential pardon for Susan B. Anthony on August 18, 2020: Objection! Mr. President, Susan B. Anthony must decline your offer of a pardon today!”
Museum officials said Anthony considered her trial to be “the greatest outrage History ever witnessed.” She wasn’t allowed to speak in her own defense at the trial because she was a woman. The judge also dismissed the jury and then pronounced her guilty, ordering her to pay a fine in the process.
Of the case, the museum wrote in a tweet:
“She was outraged to be denied a trial by jury. She proclaimed, ‘I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty.’ To pay would have been to validate the proceedings. To pardon Susan B. Anthony does the same.”
When he signed the pardon, Trump said of Anthony:
“She was guilty for voting. And we are going to be signing a full and complete pardon … We have to have honest voting. That’s what this is all about here. We have to have honest voting.”
Other Democrats decided to jump on board and attack the president in the process. Kathy Hochul, the Democratic lieutenant governor of New York, held a press conference outside the museum this week, where she said Anthony was “guilty of nothing.” He continued:
“I was deeply troubled to learn that Trump went ahead and treated her like a criminal. She was proud of her arrest to draw attention to the cause for women’s rights, and never paid her fine. Let her Rest in Peace.”
Lovely Warren, the Democratic mayor of Rochester, where the museum is located, said the president should take back the pardon because it would’ve gone against Anthony’s wishes.
The museum made a proposal for what should be done in lieu of the pardon:
“If one wants to honor Susan B. Anthony today, a clear stance against any form of voter suppression would be welcome. Support for the Equal Rights Amendment would be well received. Advocacy for human rights for all would be splendid.
“Anthony was also a strong proponent of sex education, fair labor practices, excellent public education, equal pay for equal work, and elimination of all forms of discrimination.”
Not all organizations weren’t ungrateful for the pardon, though. Members of the The Susan B. Anthony List, a conservative anti-abortion group, attended the White House ceremony on Tuesday. In a statement, the organization said:
“We are deeply moved and grateful to President Trump for honoring the legacy of this great American hero, and we pledge never to tire in carrying on her unfinished work.”