Joe Biden Says He Won’t Pardon Trump
Former vice president and presidential candidate Joe Biden said that he would not pardon President Trump if he gets elected to the White House, and the now incumbent President gets convicted of a crime. Biden made the statement during an appearance on “The Last Word” show on MSNBC hosted by Lawrence O’Donnell. Stacey Abrams, who failed to win the Georgia gubernatorial race and is now pushing herself to become Biden’s running mate way too hard, was also on the show as part of her pathetic attempt to catch Biden’s attention.
A viewer posed a question to Biden through a video. “Would you be willing to commit to not pulling a President Ford and giving Donald Trump a pardon under the pretense of healing the nation? In other words, are you willing to commit to the American ideal that no one is above the law?” The viewer asked Biden.
“Absolutely yes. I commit,” Biden replied. The aging candidate did not offer to explain his answer or added anything about it, which leads some to suspect that he did not fully understand the question. Some believe that Biden is showing signs of dementia, and he might not be up for the task of becoming the President.
The viewer was referring to the time that President Ford pardoned Nixon, who had resigned after being faced with the threat of impeachment. The pardon was made even before charges against Nixon could be charged for the Watergate scandal. Ford claimed that the pardon was necessary to avoid further division of the country. He also wanted to save Nixon from the embarrassment of facing criminal charges and having to endure a trial.
It is not clear what criminal charges the President might have to face should he lose the election. It is not unlikely, however, that his enemies would create trumped-up charges against him just as easily as they have created accusations of being a Russian agent.
If anyone needs a pardon in the future, it might be Biden. His involvement in Obamagate, allegations of sexual assault, and his family’s involvement with Burisma holdings all could lead to serious legal issues in the future.