Matt Gaetz suggests President Trump pardon himself to stop ‘radical left’


Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump, Thursday Dec. 12, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz said President Donald Trump should pardon himself and others in his administration before leaving office to prevent the “radical left” from prosecuting them.

The Panhandle Republican and close Trump ally said Tuesday on Fox News that the president should protect his staff from what he thinks would be unjust prosecutions.

Some Democrats have called on the incoming Biden administration to investigate Trump and other members of his administration for possible crimes while in office and before.

Gaetz said  “the radical left (has) a bloodlust that will only be quenched if they come after” Trump and his aides.

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