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What the Mass. congressional delegation is saying about Trump commuting Roger Stone’s sentence

“It is clear that this president continues to believe that he and his criminal friends who lie to Congress are above the law.”

In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo, Roger Stone arrives at federal court in Washington. AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File

Members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are blasting President Donald Trump for using the power of his office on Friday to commute the sentence of his longtime friend Roger Stone. 

Stone was set to report to prison on Tuesday to begin serving his 40-month sentence for lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing the investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 election. The move doesn’t change Stone’s felony convictions, but protects him from serving his sentences for the crimes for which he was convicted. 

Current and former Massachusetts politicians are roundly condemning the action by Trump. Former Bay State governor and current senator for Utah Mitt Romney called the action “unprecedented, historic corruption.”

Below, how current members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation are reacting to the president intervening in the case. 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Ed Markey

Rep. Richard Neal

Rep. Jim McGovern

Rep. Lori Trahan

Rep. Joe Kennedy III

Rep. Katherine Clark

Rep. Ayanna Pressley

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Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. 

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