Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich expressed his gratitude to President Donald Trump for commuting his 14-year prison sentence on Tuesday, declaring himself a “Trumpocrat.”
Blagojevich told reporters he was grateful to President Trump for commuting his prison sentence, allowing him to return to his home in Chicago.
“I think it’s appropriate to express my deepest, most profound, and everlasting gratitude to President Trump,” Blagojevich said.
Blagojevich said that he would use his freedom to fight for criminal justice reform, describing the system as racist and in need of reform.
“It’s a criminal justice system that’s not only broken but it’s also racist and I saw how it affects people of color,” he said.
ANNOUNCEMENT: Rod Blagojevich Homecoming Press Conferece: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 at the Blagojevich Family Residence. 11:00 am (CST).
— Patti Blagojevich (@pblagojevich) February 19, 2020