Just Say No
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said today he is considering whether to ask President Bush to commute the corruption sentence of former Gov. George Ryan.
Bush, who is nearing the end of his term, recently granted a number of clemency petitions and Durbin was asked at a Springfield news conference whether he would support such an action for Ryan.
“I am evaluating that at this point,” Durbin said. “I have not taken any steps forward to send any kind of letter to the president. I’m going to make that decision at a later time.”
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