Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued hundreds of pardons and commutations of sentences in his final days in office after his loss to Democrat Andy Beshear, some of which are for violent offenses. CNN's Natasha Chen reports.
After conceding to Democrat Andy Beshear’s victory -- but before giving up his governorship -- Kentucky’s now-former Republican Gov. Matt Bevin pardoned 428 people between election day through the end of his term Monday, according to the Secretary of State's Office, including some who committed violent offenses.
Some Democrats are raising concerns about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement that he will coordinate closely with the White House on the looming Senate impeachment trial, with one House Democrat saying the Kentucky Republican should recuse himself entirely.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Professing his belief in redemption, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights for more than 140,000 nonviolent offenders who have completed their sentences. The new Democratic governor was surrounded by voting-rights supporters in the state Capitol Rotunda as he signed the order on his third day...
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