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Fri Jun 10, 2022, 07:38 AM Jun 2022

Steve Schmidt Calls For Every Republican Who Asked For A Preemptive Pardon To Be Expelled From Congr [View all]


Posted on Fri, Jun 10th, 2022 by Jason Easley
Steve Schmidt Calls For Every Republican Who Asked For A Preemptive Pardon To Be Expelled From Congress

Steve Schmidt responded to the revelation that Republicans in Congress requested preemptive pardons for participating in Trump’s coup by suggesting that they all be expelled.

Schmidt tweeted:

As Adam Schiff pointed out to Rachel Maddow, people don’t seek out preemptive pardons unless they think that they have broken the law. Legally, seeking out a preemptive pardon might not be evidence of a crime committed, but it is a red flag that when waved by members of Congress requires more investigation from law enforcement.

Every member of Congress who requested a preemptive pardon from Trump should be viewed by the DOJ as holding up a sign saying please, investigate me.

Anyone who requested a pardon from Trump before he left office has no business being in Congress because they are so corrupt that they are unable to represent the interests of their constituents.

Expulsion would be letting these Republicans off easy, and it needs to happen.
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Expulsion doesn't mean... 2naSalit Jun 2022 #1
Expulsion requires a two-thirds vote. (Article 1, Section 5, Clause 2 of the Constitution) sop Jun 2022 #2
After the humiliation of Nixon, no_hypocrisy Jun 2022 #5
Which hopefully can be flipped into an election issue Jarqui Jun 2022 #40
That's certainly the mindset of Mitch McConnell FakeNoose Jun 2022 #42
well shit ! they wanted Cawthorn gone ! why --- towerbum Jun 2022 #61
That might not be the end of it bucolic_frolic Jun 2022 #16
Voters might expel them come November. sop Jun 2022 #17
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jun 2022 #30
Don't hold your breath COL Mustard Jun 2022 #31
Keep your powder dry and your blanket wet HubertHeaver Jun 2022 #65
Brooks. Perry come to mind. lastlib Jun 2022 #41
Lee? Katcat Jun 2022 #62
Perry, Brooks, Gosar and Biggs so far Bev54 Jun 2022 #44
Someone oughta bring up AL Sen. Tommy Tuberville BumRushDaShow Jun 2022 #50
Yes there are certainly more that I expect will be carefully looked at, including Bev54 Jun 2022 #51
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jun 2022 #29
In these times of gun massacres and a prior corrupt POTUS, our Constitution appears allegorical oracle Jun 2022 #25
You know Mad_Machine76 Jun 2022 #54
Do we know who these people are? Is there a public record? rurallib Jun 2022 #3
Apparently the select committee does. SleeplessinSoCal Jun 2022 #6
This should be interesting... Hugin Jun 2022 #10
I think Jared said he was busy working on pardons. NCLefty Jun 2022 #4
A Pinstriped pimp selling access and pardons. Ford_Prefect Jun 2022 #8
I thought the way Cheney said, "Whining" after the film of that was perfect. Scrivener7 Jun 2022 #9
And the expulsion should be for all the Congressional members who gave pre coup tours of the ... Botany Jun 2022 #7
+1 dalton99a Jun 2022 #11
C. Pierce, "I Don't Believe in This Kind of Luck" ... Trump's shock Troops knew the weak spots Botany Jun 2022 #18
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jun 2022 #32
Expulsion? That's just the beginning of what I'm thinking of.... paleotn Jun 2022 #56
Agreed. Also, because there is something inexplicably creepy about Dark n Stormy Knight Jun 2022 #66
Who needs expulsion AntivaxHunters Jun 2022 #12
Legislators have some weird and arcane legal immunities. Hugin Jun 2022 #20
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jun 2022 #34
I would like to see similar immunity extended to voters as they were... Hugin Jun 2022 #36
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jun 2022 #38
✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ ✔️ n/t msfiddlestix Jun 2022 #26
The DOJ must have evidence of criminal acts & laws broken before it can arrest ANYone, ancianita Jun 2022 #39
Evidence like what was presented last night? AntivaxHunters Jun 2022 #52
Yes. The tangible basis of what was presented orally. ancianita Jun 2022 #55
Excellent start to a national healing and cleansing randr Jun 2022 #13
So hoping Dougie M is implicated durablend Jun 2022 #14
Yes, baby! bucolic_frolic Jun 2022 #19
Steve Schmidt is right LetMyPeopleVote Jun 2022 #15
None of the "big lie" congress hacks should be allowed to keep their office NewHendoLib Jun 2022 #21
Absolutely! Nt LittleGirl Jun 2022 #22
which ones asked for preemptive pardon? vlyons Jun 2022 #23
I have heard of Pocket Pardons. Could they already have pardons? nt doc03 Jun 2022 #24
They has to be some jimfields33 Jun 2022 #28
Question is, can a President issue pardons Mr. Ected Jun 2022 #35
I wonder who actually got pardons? Ligyron Jun 2022 #27
we also need to go after every r congress critter and gov who signed the az lawsuit as well. AllaN01Bear Jun 2022 #33
They asked for...... Traildogbob Jun 2022 #37
I don't believe such a pardon would mean anything FakeNoose Jun 2022 #45
I take solace in your detailed Traildogbob Jun 2022 #46
At that point he believed he would steal the Presidency back from Biden FakeNoose Jun 2022 #49
Truer words Traildogbob Jun 2022 #53
Not true. ReluctanceTango Jun 2022 #57
What was Nixon charged with? Brother Buzz Jun 2022 #58
It may be up to their Dem opponents to expose them during the campaign world wide wally Jun 2022 #43
Dems gotta grow some nasty for that. Not likely. lindysalsagal Jun 2022 #47
I hope we can get a list, but I bet we know who most of them are. nt Ilsa Jun 2022 #48
Expelling them would be difficult, I suspect. Gore1FL Jun 2022 #59
If we have elections and if the votes are really counted, they are already expelled housecat Jun 2022 #60
From his lips to God's ears Hekate Jun 2022 #63
Yes. Nothing short of admitting they committed a crime. Martin68 Jun 2022 #64
Yes please librechik Jun 2022 #67
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