“Gaetz has denied any wrongdoing, but sources say that just before the previous president left office, Gaetz asked for a blanket pardon,” Colbert said on his show Wednesday night. “Oh, I don’t think the blanket wants a pardon. I think it wants to be burned … it’s seen too much.”
Colbert mocks Gaetz after Trump denies he asked for a pardon
In a statement earlier Wednesday, the former president denied reports that Gaetz had asked him to grant him a presidential pardon from any crimes he could be charged with.