The PJ Tatler

President Harry Reid

Or so boxer Mike Tyson believes:


Tyson has been lobbying the majority leader and the White House to pardon Jack Johnson, the first African-American world heavyweight boxing champ who served time in the early 20th century for a racially charged case in which he was convicted of violating the Mann Act for “transporting women across state lines for immoral purposes.”

The cause has actually been a Republican one. In the beginning of President Obama’s first term, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) pushed for a presidential pardon, and Congress passed a resolution in July 2009 urging Obama to grant one.

Tyson also liked hanging out with Reid for other reasons:

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