Congressional Democrats are tripping over themselves over the thought that President Trump could possibly pardon his former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
Several Democrats are now issuing warnings in the hope that they won’t have to confront Trump on the matter.
Senator Mark Warner took to Twitter to declare that any such action would be considered “a gross abuse of power.”
Meanwhile, reporting from The Hill exposed that Sen. Tim Kaine believes “Congress would erupt,” if Manafort walked.
Finally, Sen. Dick Blumenthal added his coinciding views via a statement to MSNBC.
“I think that pardoning Paul Manafort would, in effect, send a message you can break the law, defy the justice system,” said Blumenthal, “and then be rewarded by the president of the United States.”
Despite Democrats mounting fear, when President Trump was asked if he would pardon Manafort he replied, “I have not even given it a thought as of this moment.”