Failing Democrat Candidate Beto O’Rourke Says He Won’t Pardon President Trump if He Wins (VIDEO)
Failing Democrat presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has once again called on President Donald Trump to resign — and says he wouldn’t pardon him if he is elected.
Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival on Saturday, O’Rourke spoke about the phone call between President Trump and the Ukranian president.
“I think back to what we saw in 1974 with Richard Nixon, and at the end of the day, before we got to the end of the trial and the end of impeachment hearings, Republican senators went to the White House and met with the president and said ‘For the good of the country, for the good of your political career, for any legacy that you want to be able to maintain, the right thing for you to do now is to step down’,” O’Rourke said.
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He once again urged people close to the president to encourage him to resign.
“Those people close to the president can sit down with him and level with him, and make sure that he understands what’s going to happen to him going forward, and that they also understand their complicity, and the judgement of history, and the judgment of our courts should they fail to act while there is still time to do it,” he said.
O’Rourke claimed that the only way to heal the divides in this country is for the right to cave to Democrat demands to get rid of their democratically elected president.
“So the best possible path, especially if you’re concerned about a country that’s never been more divided, perhaps more highly polarized every day, is for this president to resign, allow this country to heal, and ensure that we come back together with the greatest most ambitious agenda we’ve ever faced, none of it possible while he remains in power,” O’Rourke said.
O’Rourke is polling very close to the bottom of the crowded Democratic presidential primary race.
When asked by moderator Garrett Haake if O’Rourke would pardon Trump if he some how won the election, he said that he would not.
“Under that Nixon likes scenario, would a President O’Rourke ever pardon Donald Trump?” Haake asked.
“No,” O’Rourke replied.