(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Monday, Monica Lewinsky called in an op-ed for Vanity Fair for a number of constitutional amendments to be passed that would ban the possibility of self-pardons for U.S. presidents and would set an age limit for elected officials.
In the piece, Lewinsky stated that in order for them to achieve a stronger democracy there were six amendments needed. These would include setting mandatory background checks for the U.S. president, blocking presidential self-pardons, setting a retirement age for elected officials, getting rid of the Electoral College, and codifying abortion rights.
While calling for the ban on presidential self-pardons Lewinsky did not avoid speaking about former President Donald Trump explicitly arguing that if he won back the White House he would pose a risk to the country.
As she pointed out, the Constitution “is not a game” and the President should not be able to have a “ ‘get out of jail free’ card” as if it is a game of Monopoly. She added that this would mean that he should not be allowed to pardon himself.
Lewinsky continued by noting that the President should not be allowed to have more power than anyone else in the country while at the same time not being held responsible for the illegal acts they were committing. This as she pointed out was an abuse of power.
She proceeded to quote Neal Katyal, a constitutional law professor from Georgetown University who has argued that should Trump win the presidential election he could just have the Department of Justice drop the federal cases against him, without even needing to self-pardon.
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