Alice Marie Johnson takes Air Force One to attend presidential debate

Alice Marie Johnson flew aboard Air Force One Tuesday to attend the first 2020 Presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Johnson’s sister shared photos with FOX13′s Amy Speropoulos.

Trump and Biden prepared to face off in their crucial first debate of the 2020 campaign, the most pivotal opportunity yet for the candidates to outline starkly different visions for a country facing multiple crises.

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Trump pardoned Alice Marie Johnson, who had spent more than two decades serving life without parole for a nonviolent drug offense. She was convicted in 1996 on eight criminal counts related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation. Trump commuted her life sentence in federal prison in 2018, which allowed her early release.

He commuted Johnson’s life sentence after celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian West pleaded her case.

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Johnson spoke at this year’s Republican National Convention, describing the President as a compassionate leader who changed her life and allowed her to fulfill her God-given purpose.

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