Suspect In Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Kidnap Plot Was Pardoned By Democrat Delaware Governor

While Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been vocal about putting blame on President Donald Trump for the foiled alleged kidnapping plot against her, a Democrat governor actually pardoned one of the accused in the scheme.

Last year Delaware Governor John Carney pardoned Barry Gordon Croft Jr. who was facing multiple charges including possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, assault and burglary.

Barry Croft

Friday, Governor Carney confirmed that he pardoned Croft and called the new charges “disturbing.”

“This is also another warning sign about the growing threat of violence and radicalization in our politics,” Carney said.

Per Delaware onlineLt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, a Democrat who chairs the Board of Pardons, said in a written statement that the board considers several factors when determining whether to recommend a pardon to the governor, “such as the position of the Department of Justice, the nature of the incident(s), the time lapsed from the last conviction, and the impact on employment and housing.”

“All of those factors were considered with this recommendation,” she said.

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