Clock May Be Ticking on Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

Clock May Be Ticking on Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom (Legalreader, 01/13)

“The clock may be ticking on Cosby’s Presidential Medal of Freedom as Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) takes to the House floor this Friday. Rep. Gosar plans to introduce a bill that, if passed, would revoke the controversial comedian’s Presidential Medal of Freedom. It would be the first time the country’s highest civilian honor has been revoked. Rep. Gosar’s bill has been in the works since a 2005 deposition was released in July 2015. In the deposition, Bill Cosby admitted to procuring drugs to use on women with whom he wanted to have sex and, in one instance, to actually doing so. […] Rep. Gosar’s bill would give the President the mechanism he lacked in July 2015. At the regular White House press briefing last Thursday, President Obama’s press secretary Josh Earnest told the press that if Rep. Gosar’s bill passed, ‘we’ll take a look.’ Rep. Gosar told Molly K. Hooper of The Hill, ‘People are very tired of the moral compass of this country not being reestablished, and this is a good bill in regard with messaging that people have to be held accountable for their actions.”’ 

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Jeff Small