Susan B. Anthony museum objects to Trump pardon
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The Susan B. Anthony House on Tuesday objected to President TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE’s pardon of its namesake, saying it “validated the proceedings” that led to her conviction for attempting to vote in the first place.

The suffragist leader “was outraged to be denied a trial by jury. She proclaimed, ‘I shall never pay a dollar of your unjust penalty,’” the museum’s account tweeted. “To pay would have been to validate the proceedings. To pardon Susan B. Anthony does the same.”

 

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Trump announced the pardon on Tuesday, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

“It was a monumental victory for equality, for justice, and a monumental victory for America,” he said.

Anthony was convicted by an all-male jury in 1873 after illegally voting the previous November. Anthony, who died in 1906, was fined $100.

The Rochester, N.Y., museum was Anthony’s home for four decades and the site of her arrest.