I am pleased to see that Congressman Dusty Johnson feels criminals should lose their federal pensions. South Dakota’s sole voice in the United States House of Representatives announced today that the Indian Health Service has decided to strip sex offender Stanley Patrick Weber of his federal pension:
“It’s disturbing someone like Mr. Weber would continue to receive a federal pension after what he put so many innocent children through,” said Johnson.“I’m grateful HHS and IHS took my request seriously and revoked his pension. There’s not much solace to offer in a situation like this, but I hope everyone rests easier knowing this monster isn’t receiving a government check every month and is behind bars where he belongs. A little more justice was served today” [Rep. Dusty Johnson, press release, 2021.03.16].
Does this mean we can count on Congressman Johnson to put in a word with the Army to strip man-slaughtering Reserve Lt. Col. Jason Ravnsborg of his rank and federal benefits? That press release would go something like this:
It’s disturbing that someone like Mr. Ravnsborg would continue to receive a federal pension after what he put the innocent Joe Boever and his family through…. There’s not much solace to offer in a situation like this, but I hope everyone rests easier knowing this monster isn’t receiving a government check every month…. A little more justice was served today [Any spineful South Dakota Republican, in an alternative universe where South Dakota Republicans are subject to justice, 2021.03.16].
Ravnsborg made his lawyer drive from Rapid City to Pierre last week to appear for him in court, while Ravnsborg kept himself safely sequestered in his Pierre office or his Pierre home. Through his lawyer, Ravnsborg pled not guilty to the phone-fingering and careless driving that led him to the shoulder of Highway 14 where he killed the illuminated Joe Boever with his car. Ravnsborg continues to receive his government checks, including is South Dakota Attorney General’s salary worth $118,603.03 a year.