Andrew Napolitano and Fox & Friends Baffled By Giuliani’s ‘Horrific’ Remark on Trump Shooting Comey
Donald Trump‘s lawyer Rudy Giuliani raised some eyebrows when he said over the weekend that the president could shoot James Comey in the Oval Office and he could not be indicted — until he was impeached, that is.
Giuliani was making a procedural case, but the image he conjured — similar to Trump’s famous remark that he could shoot someone on 5th Avenue and none of his supporters would bat an eyelid — raised some objections from fans of rhetorical decency.
On Fox & Friends Tuesday morning, Andrew Napolitano first commented on Trump’s claim that he as unchecked power to pardon himself. The Fox News judicial analyst said he believes the “stronger argument” is that the president cannot pardon himself.
“He’s not going to get indicted,” Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade said, optimistically.
“Well I disagree with Rudy Giuliani and I profoundly disagree with the image he created,” Napolitano replied, referring to the Comey remark. “Why he would create this image is beyond me.”
“Why even say that?” host Abby Huntsman asked.
“The image is horrific,” Napolitano said. “And demeaning for everyone involved on it. But it’s wrong on the law. If something like that were to happen, the president would be charged, would be indicted, but would not be tried until after he left office.”
“Well Rudy’s famous for using colorful language, and that’s a little bit of it,” Steve Doocy explained.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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