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Does Scott Walker Think Donald Trump Can Pardon Himself?
Today, the Democratic Governors Association is calling on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to answer one simple question: Does he believe President Donald Trump could pardon himself of any crimes? The DGA’s request is part of a nationwide effort calling on Republican governors up for election to answer whether Trump has the power to pardon himself.
As Governor, Walker said “I just look at (granting pardons) and say that’s not really why I ran for office,” – but Walker has been silent on whether his fellow Republican executive, Donald Trump, could pardon himself.
“President Trump is flouting the rule of law and it’s time for Scott Walker to stand up to the head of the Republican Party,” said DGA Communications Director Jared Leopold. “Does Scott Walker believe Donald Trump can pardon himself? Does he think he should? Walker has pardon authority himself, but he’s suddenly silent when it comes to President Trump’s perversion of the authority.”