Kevin McCarthy supports Trump decision to commute Roger Stone sentence

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday he supports President Trump’s decision to commute the sentence of longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone.

Stone, who was days away from starting a 40-month federal prison sentence following his conviction for lying to congressional investigators during the Robert Mueller Russia investigation, accused McCarthy and New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik of advising Trump to hold off on pardoning him until after the November election. The suggestion came during a May trip on Air Force One to Florida, a source told Politico.

“I know that Kevin McCarthy and Elise Stefanik were lobbying the president against any act of clemency. They, I guess, wanted me to die in a fetid, squalid hellhole in Georgia of coronavirus,” he said.