Appearing with Laura Ingraham, Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Trump ally argued the President should pardon himself and allies to protect from the “radical left.”
Gaetz said “he should pardon the Thanksgiving turkey. He should pardon everyone from himself to his administration officials to Joe Exotic if he has to.”
He elaborated “the radical left (has) a blood lust that will only be quenched if they come after the people who worked so hard to animate the Trump administration with the policies and the vigor and the effectiveness that delivered for the American people.”
Matt Gaetz: President Trump should pardon Michael Flynn. He should pardon the Thanksgiving turkey. He should pardon everyone from himself to administration officials to Joe Exotic if he has to… pic.twitter.com/ArmRnvd2MU
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Meanwhile, CNN’s S.E. Cupp argued Tuesday Trump pardoning himself might have downsides if he wants to run in 2024.
“This would be pretty unadvisable for the president to do because it is admission you’ve done something wrong,” Cupp said.
“If the president has designs on running again for president, this would certainly imperil that, and I would think encourage other justice departments to really look at what he had done while in office if he is tacitly admitting he needed to be pardoned for stuff. I’m not sure this is constitutional or legal, but it seems pretty clear it would be unadvisable for him to do that,” she added.