Trump honors 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment by announcing pardon for Susan B. Anthony

LOLOL… Oh Kay, You Got me … I though t it was going to be someone “Important”…

USA TODAY by David Jackson and Michael Collins

President Donald Trump paid tribute Tuesday to the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment by announcing he would grant a pardon to suffragist Susan B. Anthony.

Anthony, one of the leading figures in the movement to secure voting rights for women, was arrested for voting in Rochester, N.Y., in 1872, violating the laws then that said only men could vote. She was convicted the following year.

“She was never pardoned,” Trump said during a ceremony at the White House. “She got a pardon for a lot of other women. And she didn’t put her name on the list.”

With first lady Melania Trump at his side, Trump signed a proclamation commemorating the 100th anniversary of the amendment, which was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, giving women the right to vote.

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

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