Gingrich: If Trump Is ‘Dumb Enough’ to Pardon Himself, Republicans Will ‘Impeach Him in a Week’

‘If a president was dumb enough to pardon himself, that would be such an arrogant statement of power that the House would probably impeach him in a week and the Senate would convict him’

Newt Gingrich: If Trump is ‘dumb enough’ to pardon himself, Republicans will ‘impeach him in a week’ (Raw Story)

Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Tuesday that the Republican-controlled Congress will impeach President Donald Trump “in a week” if he is “dumb enough” to pardon himself.

In a tweet on Monday, Trump asserted that he has the “absolute” power to pardon himself.

Gingrich told CBS News on Tuesday that Congress has the “absolute right to impeach” Trump if he tried to give himself a pardon.

“If a president was dumb enough to pardon himself, that would be such an arrogant statement of power that the House would probably impeach him in a week and the Senate would convict him,” the former Speaker predicted.

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