Bernie Sanders Promises to Pardon Unrepentant Marxist Terrorist Oscar López-Rivera

Remember when Bill Clinton pardoned FALN terrorists before leaving office so as to help his wife regarding New York’s large Puerto Rican vote in her Senate race? Bernie Sanders promises to do him one better. This week he announced while campaigning in Puerto Rico…

…that if elected he would pardon Oscar López-Rivera, a man convicted for constructing bombs and training others in how to build and use them during a Marxist-inspired terrorist campaign that sought independence for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico during the 1970’s and early 1980’s.

During a speech in San Juan, Sanders’ called for the pardon of López-Rivera, whose Armed Forces for National Liberation (known as the FALN, in Spanish) was responsible for over 100 bombings that killed six and wounded scores of others in major U.S. cities, including the infamous 1974 bombing of Fraunces Tavern in New York, that killed four innocent people.

But López-Rivera must have seen the error of his homicidal ways, and will now pursue his political objectives through peaceful, democratic means, right? Wrong:

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López-Rivera has never expressed regret for his role in the FALN’s bloody terrorist bombing campaign, and has never renounced the use of violence in trying to advance a pro-independence cause that has always been overwhelmingly rejected by the people of Puerto Rico, in vote after vote on the issue.

Here’s how this tops Slick Willie:

López-Rivera was convicted in Chicago back in 1981 for his crimes, and he is not scheduled to be released from the Terre Haute Federal Correctional Institute until 2023. In 1999, President Bill Clinton offered clemency to López-Rivera and 13 others conditioned on their renunciation of the use of terrorism and violence to achieve their political objectives. López-Rivera refused to do so.

López-Rivera is 73 now, but evidently remains committed to spilling innocent blood. This needn’t bother Bernie Sanders, a fellow communist who shares with López-Rivera an ideology that killed over 100 million people in the course of the 20th century. Bernie understands that to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs.

López-Rivera: Bernie’s kind of guy.

On a tip from TCS III. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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