(RightIsRight.co) – Did Joe Biden intentionally snub United States Armed Forces personnel when he issued his blanket pardon for those convicted of simple possession of marijuana in violation of federal law?
Questions are being raised now that it has been learned that Biden’s pardon does not apply to Armed Forces members.
As Fox News lays it out in a report headlined “Biden’s pardon of marijuana offenses won’t apply to military“:
“President Biden’s decision to pardon thousands of Americans who faced federal marijuana possession charges will not apply to members of the military.
“A White House official made clear Friday that Biden’s move does not apply to Uniform Code of Military Justice offenses, meaning service members charged under military law for similar crimes would not be extended the same benefit, according to a Military.com report.
“Biden announced the pardons on Thursday, saying they would cover about 6,500 Americans who were federally charged with simple possession of marijuana.” [emphasis added]
Fox News adds:
“The president does have the ability to alter some UCMJ punishments, though any large change to the rules that govern the conduct of service members would require action by Congress.” [emphasis added]
As one White House observer noted, “Biden called on governors to enact similar pardons at the states level. Why is he not taking action to pardon the men and women who have served or are currently serving in uniform to protect our country?”
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