Sunday on ABC “This Week,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said it would be a “terrible mistake” for President Donald Trump to pardon his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
Rubio said, “I think it would be a terrible mistake if he did that. I do.”
He continued, “Pardons should be used judiciously. They’re used for cases of extraordinary circumstances, and I just haven’t heard that the White House is thinking about doing it. I know he hasn’t ruled it out, but I haven’t heard anyone say, we’re thinking about doing it.”
He added, “I don’t believe that any pardons should be used with a relation to these particular cases, frankly. Not only does it not pass the smell test, I think it undermines the reason that we have presidential pardons in the first place.”
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