Ford CEO Mark Fields speaks out against ‘stolen election’
Ford CEO and ex-Ford CEO Mark Field has weighed in on President Donald Trump’s controversial pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, saying he was an “act of pure treason” and an “embarrassment” for America.
“I think the American people should have the full, unimpeachable facts, and not a shred of doubt that what we did in Arizona was not an act of pure, undefeatable treason,” Fields told reporters on Monday.
“And we have every right to question, and we have a right to hold accountable those who acted in the most heinous way imaginable.
And we do have a moral obligation to hold them accountable.
But that’s not to say that I think this pardon was not done with a heart, and with a sense of patriotism.”
Fields also told reporters that he believes the U.S. Congress has an obligation to investigate and hold accountable anyone who commits a crime in the U: “I think that is a very, very important thing for Congress to do.
It’s not about any particular person.”
But the U, of course, is the country, and the people, of the U are going to decide whether this is a pardon that should have been issued.
The U.N. Special Rapporteur on Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, Juan Mendez, has been in contact with Fields and the White House, and has urged both sides to cooperate.
“Mr. Fields, as a member of the Executive Council of the American Auto Workers Union, has made a personal commitment to stand up for workers’ rights and to demand fair and just treatment of his colleagues,” Mendez wrote in a letter to Fields on Thursday.
“I strongly urge the Administration to hold him accountable for this egregious, criminal, and shameful pardon.”
Chamber of Commerce has called for the Senate to consider a resolution condemning the pardon.
“The President’s pardon of Joe Arpaio was wrong and unpatriotic,” the Chamber said in a statement.
“President Trump has not just failed to uphold the rule of law, he has undermined the very values that our country was founded upon.
We must act swiftly and decisively to hold this Administration accountable for the pardon.”
Field’s comments are the latest in a string of controversies involving the Trump administration, from his decision to pardon former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Friday to his repeated failure to fully disclose his financial ties to Russia.
In recent weeks, Fields has been pushing back against the notion that the President’s actions are “pure treason” or “a betrayal of our country.”
Field has also publicly pushed back against his former boss, who has repeatedly claimed to have never committed any wrongdoing.
“He’s just a lawyer and a publicist.
He’s not a politician,” Fields said in an interview with Bloomberg on Saturday.
“What he is, I think, is an act.
It was pure treason.
It should have never been done.
We should be clear that it was wrong.”