Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump issuing self-pardon

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — President Donald Trump became the first president in American history to be impeached twice. 

The House voted on an Article of Impeachment for inciting an insurrection, declaring that President Trump had “demonstrated that he will remain a threat to national security, democracy and the Constitution if allowed to remain in office and has acted in a manner grossly incompatible with self-governance and the rule of law.”

Shortly after the January 6 seige and talks of a second impeachemnt trial, speculation grew that President Trump would pardon himself from any federal crimes he may be accused of committing.  

A recently conducted ABC News/Washington Post poll found that majority of Americans disprove of a self-pardon, with nearly 70 percent of respondents saying they oppose the idea.

68 percent, in all, said they do not support a presidential self-pardon. In relation, 54 percent of Americans believe the president should be charged with a crime, saying he incited the riot.

The poll also found that 58 percent of respondents support Twitter’s ban on President Trump, which had been the president’s favorite social media platform.  

Twitter stated the reason for permanently suspending the president’s account was because of his supporters violently rioting at the U.S. Capitol building, resulting in the death of five people.

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