Sentencing reform may be political roadkill
Des Moines Register
May 18, 2017

“Sen. Chuck Grassley wasn’t always a believer in sentencing reform.

“But in 2016, Grassley helped lead the fight in the U.S. Senate to approve new laws that would reduce the penalties for nonviolent drug offenses and give judges greater leeway in sentencing.

“Then came the 2016 election in which Grassley, predictably, supported his party’s nominee, Donald Trump. Even after the release of the Access Hollywood video, in which Trump boasted of his sexual exploits, Grassley backed the nominee, saying, ‘You stop to think, there’s only a few saints who have been president of the United States.’”

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