It’s well known that former President Obama deemed himself to be above the law these past 8 years. He’s shown that on several occasions. What’s even more disturbing is that it didn’t stop now even after he’s out of office.
According to Only Politics:
Now, as Daily Mail reports, Obama will fulfill his civic responsibility of serving in jury duty. According to the Daily Mail, during a budget hearing, Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans told county commissioners that Obama will serve in November. As Evans stated, Obama chose to serve and that will earn him $17.20 per day.
“It’s crucial that our society get the benefit of that kind of commitment,”Еvans added.
Other presidents who served jury duty were George W Bush and Bill Clinton. Bush was summoned to the George Allen Dallas County Civil Court building in August 2015.
“If the former President can show up for jury duty what excuse do you have? #civicduty,” tweeted a spectator.
Bill Clinton was Prospective Juror No. 142 in federal court in Manhattan in March 2003. This is not the first time that Obama is summoned for jury duty. The first invitation was in 2010, but he had to skip it as he was delivering the State of the Union address.
As a matter of fact, they may set him free of duty and he will immediately get back to his expensive vacations. This won’t be the first time for him to run away from a responsibility. While we hear about him a lot, his wife Michelle is somewhere in the shadows.
According to an anonymous source, the Obamas had marriage problems in the past, but they did not want to get divorced while he was still serving as a President. Now, however, he is an ordinary civilian, so things may change. The source also stated that Barack did not wear his wedding ring any more.
Former president George W Bush reported for jury duty in Dallas, Texas in 2015. John Kerry also showed up for jury duty in 2005 and was selected to sit on the jury and serve as the foreman.
Other notable Cook County jurors have included Oprah Winfrey, who ended up hearing a murder trial in 2004, and Mr. T, who advertised his civic prowess before being passed over to serve in a 2009 drug case: “If you’re innocent, I’m your best man,” he said. “But if you’re guilty, I pity that fool.”