Kasich shrugs off CNN uproar about Michael Flynn pardon during clash with Jim Acosta: ‘Let’s move on’
‘I want to change the subject,’ former Ohio governor and Trump critic insists
The ‘Special Report’ All-Star panel reacts to the latest news of the day
Months after the Department of Justice sought to dismiss Flynn’s guilty plea that stemmed from the Russia investigation, Trump confirmed reports that he was eyeing a pardon for his former White House aide.
“It is my Great Honor to announce that General Michael T. Flynn has been granted a Full Pardon,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “Congratulations to @GenFlynn and his wonderful family, I know you will now have a truly fantastic Thanksgiving!”
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During a panel discussion, Jim Acosta began by noting how prominent Republicans are “cheering this development” and asked Kasich, a persistent Trump critic, what his “message was to fellow Republicans.”
Kasich’s response wasn’t exactly what Acosta expected.
“Let’s get on with all of this,” Kasich answered. “The president has lost [the election]. Now we’re having a big debate about his pardons. Every president has the ability to pardon … There’s gonna be more pardons that are gonna come. That’s what presidents do. I mean, I remember when Bill Clinton had some pardons and people went crazy. That’s the power that they have! And frankly, he’s done! He’s gonna leave. The transition has started, let’s just move on!”