I don’t know about you, but I’m generally not very friendly toward the killers of my political heroes. But then again I’m not a liberal.
California’s Democrat elite have embraced every sort of criminal, now it’s time to ponder about biting the bullet on Sirhan Sirhan.
California’s governor must soon decide whether to free one of America’s most notorious assassins, a decision he has said evokes one of the darkest periods in the nation’s history.
Gov. Gavin Newsom has until sometime next month to allow or block the parole recommendation for Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan.
Shouldn’t he check with his boss, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who funded his anti-recall campaign and his pro-crime agenda?
I bet Netflix could figure out a great documentary about how Sirhan is the real victim here. Oh wait…
New laws since his last previous parole hearing in 2016 meant the panel had to consider that Sirhan committed the offense at a young age, when he was 24; is now an elderly prisoner; and that the Christian Palestinian who immigrated from Jordan had suffered childhood trauma from the conflict in the Middle East.
Also adult trauma from the time he shot a bunch of people.
Anyway, Gov. Newsom is considering letting the killer of his political hero loose.
“This is very raw and emotional for people,” said Newsom, who keeps RFK photos in both his official and home offices, including one of Kennedy with his late father.
“People aren’t just giving an opinion about yes or no, they’re expressing their memories of that time … and connecting the dots to the ’60s and that stress and anxiety and the wounds,” Newsom said after the panel made its recommendation.
“And in a way that makes this decision even that much more powerful, because of the impact that has on opening up those memories, many memories that people want to suppress, understandably,” said the Democratic governor, who called RFK his ”political hero” in a victory speech after he beat back a recall election in September.
Maybe it’s not such a good idea to be Newsom’s political hero.