Former Obama advisor and famed podcast host David Axelrod sent a tweet out Tuesday bemoaning former Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s recent re-sentencing.
Federal Judge James Zagel decline to lower Blagojevich’s prison sentence Tuesday, maintaining his original 14 years, despite an appeals court tossing out five of the 18 counts the jailed ex-governor was convicted on.
“How does a judge re-sentence Blagojevich to same 14 years after 5 counts were thrown out,” Axelrod tweeted. “Blago did wrong, but this just doesn’t seem right.”
Axelrod worked in President Obama’s administration during the Blagojevich scandal. The former governor attempted to sell Obama’s vacant Senate seat after he was elected president in 2008.
Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who worked alongside Axelrod in the Obama administration, declined to comment on the fairness of Blagojevich’s re-sentencing Wednesday.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Emanuel said “it doesn’t matter” what he thinks about the case and expressed support for the incarcerated former governor’s family. Emanuel also wouldn’t comment on whether he though Obama should pardon Blagojevich.