A new AP-NORC poll finds that an overwhelming majority of American voters say if Donald Trump self-pardons he should be removed from office.
Respondents were asked “if the president tries to pardon himself, should steps be taken to remove him from office?” Democrats: 93% yes; Independents: 75% yes; Republicans: 56% yes.
Even some of Trump’s staunches supporters are willing to throw him under a bus if he pardons himself.
“Pardon himself? You might as well cash in your chips and leave office,” said Bruce Novak, a retiree from Davie, Florida, who otherwise praised Trump’s job performance and vowed to vote for him again in 2020. “It’s not at all acceptable. I don’t care who you are.”
Donald Trump said he has the absolute right to self-pardon. He is trampling all over the U.S. Constitution and the rule of law. Trump is a threat to our democracy. The sooner he’s gone, the better.