The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:
Georgia’s most powerful Republican politicians rejected pro-Donald Trump calls to change the state constitution to give the governor direct authority to pardon those convicted of crimes.
Far-right Trump supporters have pressed Kemp and other GOP leaders to pursue an overhaul of pardon rules after the former president was charged this week with orchestrating a far-ranging “criminal enterprise” to overturn his defeat in Georgia’s 2020 election.
Such a move would involve a constitutional amendment, which requires a two-thirds vote in the General Assembly and support from a majority of voters in a referendum. It can’t pass without significant Democratic support, rendering it a political impossibility.
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Georgia’s most powerful Republican politicians are rejecting pro-Donald Trump calls to change the state constitution to give the governor direct authority to pardon those convicted of crimes. #gapol https://t.co/zzJl2VEGg7
— Greg Bluestein (@bluestein) August 17, 2023
Brian Kemp blows off MAGA pleas to change Georgia’s pardon laws for Trump’s benefithttps://t.co/Gg8gRvcoUi
— Raw Story (@RawStory) August 17, 2023
“Donald Trump’s in a pickle. He has got all these indictments and stuff like this.”
— Fox’s Steve Doocy explaining that Trump cannot pardon himself because this is a Georgia state crime pic.twitter.com/rTtLCpi5DO
— The Recount (@therecount) August 15, 2023