Rubio Welcomes Pardon For ‘Groveland Four’
Orlando, FL – U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released the following statement after the state of Florida Clemency Board pardoned “the Groveland Four” by a unanimous vote Friday.
Rubio previously spoke on the Senate floor to urge state officials to pardon “the Groveland Four.”
“After 70 years, it was past due for Florida to pardon the Groveland Four. While there is nothing we can do to right the terrible wrongs committed against them, I am pleased to see that the state of Florida is giving these men back their good names and seeking the forgiveness of their families for this grave injustice. I thank the members of the Florida Cabinet for addressing this in their first week in office.”