FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 23, 2020
Contact: Press@paul.senate.gov, 202-224-4343
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the below statement following the announcement of Christopher II X's pardon by President Trump:
"I just finished speaking with Christopher II X to congratulate him on receiving a full pardon from President Trump. This pardon is the culmination of hard work and perseverance on the part of many, including the diligent work of my staff and me for the last several years. As someone who made a choice to change his life for the better and then dedicated that life to lifting up his community, there is truly no one more deserving of this honor. We are so appreciative of all he has done for Louisville, and I'm honored to call him a friend," said Dr. Paul.
“I’m extremely grateful to be pardoned by President Trump. I’ve worked hard for the past 20 years for peace and justice and to help those impacted by gun violence, especially children. I’m proud to continue this work which is needed more than ever. I thank U.S. Senator Rand Paul, former U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Rob Givens, and special thanks to Spalding University President Tori Murden McClure, and University of Louisville Hospital’s Chief of Surgery Dr. J. David Richardson for their support,” said Christopher II X, Executive Director of Christopher 2X Game Changers.