Can President Trump pardon himself?
That’s the question being asked of many Members of Congress this week. Blair Miller of Denver7 recently posed the query to every member of Colorado’s Congressional delegation and only received a response from one Republican:
“I don’t believe the President can pardon himself. It’s an absurd idea,” Coffman said in a statement to Denver7. “The rule of law applies to everyone—no matter their position or office.”
Denver7 sent two emails each to the spokespersons for Republican Reps. Ken Buck, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn, respectively, on Monday but none of them returned those emails. Buck sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which would have to start any impeachment proceedings against a sitting president.
Spokespeople for Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., said the senator was on a plane and was not available for comment.
If someone can track down Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma), we’d love to see if he can respond more quickly than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who paused for an incredible 18 seconds before answering a similar question on Monday: